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Why Do We Clap?

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All music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow

Really neat Grand Illusions video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-IYQntl9C0

Grand Illusions (site): http://www.grand-illusions.com/

Loudest clap: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-2000/loudest-clap/

Fastest clap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z571ByeNbPQ

WEsauce: http://www.youtube.com/wesauce

My video on ‘the friendzone’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGK2KprU-To

Driftless Pony Club (band from concert footage): http://www.driftlessponyclub.com/
Driftless Pony Club (VidCon concert footage): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrJ8X5epRaA

clapping speed, clap frequency, and recognizing claps: http://web.haskins.yale.edu/Reprints/HL0585.pdf

how “The Clapper” works: http://home.howstuffworks.com/clapper1.htm

BPM counter: http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

unpitched percussion instruments: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unpitched_percussion_instrument

steven connor on clapping: http://www.stevenconnor.com/clapping/

resources on clapping:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/a-brief-history-of-applause-the-big-data-of-the-ancient-world/274014/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/clappers.shtml
http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/proceedings/2003/pdfs/310.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonverbal_communication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applause
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/05/where_do_hecklers_come_from.html?nav=tap3

sudden clarity: http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/when-you-clap-you-high-five-yourself.jpg

crowd influence on applause: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/85/20130466.full

claques: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claque

“My Life in a Claque” New Yorker 1944 article: http://www.josephwechsberg.com/pdfs/1944/my_life_in_the_claque.pdf

clapping and babies: http://www.livestrong.com/article/184570-baby-development-clapping/

cocooning links:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cocooning
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2013/02/15/internet-tv-super-cocoons/1880473/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocooning

lazy_joe_ tweet: https://twitter.com/lazy_joe_/status/351893787892649984

how many times has Vanna White clapped? http://www.omg-facts.com/Celebs/Wheel-Of-Fortunes-Vanna-White-Claps-More/27938

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