The number of sound potentials in a five-minute recording is so impossibly large, it might as well be infinitesimal, as educational guru Michael Stevens explains in this viral video. But here's the bummer part: Although the math should be good news to music lovers who relish musical variety and crave a new sound experience, the stats are unfortunately deceptive. That's because even though the possibilities are endless, our brains are partial to certain octaves and hard-wired to prefer a limited number of sounds on the musical spectrum. And if you're wondering? Yes, this is why Ke$ha's 17 songs all sound exactly the same.
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