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.
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