Want to know what Morgan Freeeman sounds like on helium? Watch this

28 May 2014 / 2 years 4 months ago

Morgan Freeman is well-known for his trademark baritone voice, but what does he sound like when he ingests some helium?

Hosting 'Through the Wormhole' on the Science Channel, he shows us how he sounds like as a squeaky chipmunk -- while explaining complex theories about the universe.

Why does inhaling helium make voices sound hilarious?

According to iflscience.com, the density of helium is lower than nitrogen, so when a person who has inhaled helium begins to speak, the gas affects the wavelength of the sound waves coming out, allowing them to travel more quickly.

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