This GIF shows what sound actually looks like

If you picture what sound looks like in your head, you'll probably think of some picture graph of a sound wave. But no one can actually see those up and down scribbles with their eyeballs. So what does sound actually look like in real life? It's invisible but sound looks like what you see in the GIF above. A gust of air.

NPR explains how to capture invisible motion such as sound in the clip below:


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