foliehasseveral writes: On an airplane, boarding is typically a very busy time. While the Flight Attendants are juggling their 15 different balls in the air, the Pilots are audibly going through their pre-flight checklist. Apparently, there had been some research conducted by social scientists that suggested the Pilots responded more quickly to the sound of a woman's voice. Therefore the voice on the pre-recorded cockpit warning system was, and I'm pretty sure about this, a digitally remixed version of Marilyn Monroe. Link to Original Source
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to
watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.
-- T.H. White