Hearing Championships Coming…

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Years ago, I heard of a Scandinavian medical study that looked at the inner ear balance in world class rally drivers.

The study said the best usually had more inner ear fila that allowed them to feel balance in the car that much quicker than a mere mortal. That split second advantage allowed them to drive faster on bad roads, the matrix for rally success.

I’ve bumped around on Google looking for some kind of confirmation with no success but the idea does make sense.

Lewis HamiltonI bring this up in conjunction with a Netflix interview involving David Letterman and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton who won again Sunday in Belgium.

Someone in the audience muffled a sneeze and Hamilton dutifully offered a “Bless You…” without missing a beat in the conversation with Letterman. While the audience laughed, Hamilton apologized with a smile: “I have great hearing.”

Could also be his inner ear. He’s favored for a seventh world championship this year.


August 30, 2020

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