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TIL The reason everything seems quieter after a fresh snowfall is because it's porous and absorbs sound waves

Which makes sense because the few times I've been in heavy snow while camping, it was virtually silent. Except for the light crinkle of falling snowflakes

@cypnk Snow is *distressingly* sound-absorbent. My spouse and I made a snow tunnel through our front yard after a series of heavy snowfalls. With my head just a couple feet into the tunnel, I had to shout quite loudly for her to even be able to tell from the outside that I was trying to talk to her.

But oh, it was so peaceful in there, too!

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