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Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

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:


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:


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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