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The Reason Restaurants are So Loud

Written By Scott Joseph On October 19, 2010

Science has finally solved the question regarding why restaurants are so loud. For years it was conjectured that restaurants turned up the music and removed noise absorbers to create a sense of conviviality and fun. Anyone walking into a loud restaurant, it was believed, was likely to think that everyone there was having a good time, and therefore it must be a great restaurant. Now this article from Scientific American (I told you it was about science) has the real answer: restaurants are noisy so you won’t be able to taste the food! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone. I SAID, DON’T TELL ANYONE.


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