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Whose ears popped first?

I know why our ears pop, but I'm wondering when humans reliably began experiencing this sensation caused by anything other than having a cold. Today, we are most likely to feel our ears popping in a airplane or driving a car in the mountains. But before planes and cars, and besides the head colds and infected sinuses that have always been with us, what caused our ears to pop first? [more inside]
posted by peeedro on Dec 6, 2014 - 19 answers

Help with Ear Pain

Help me deal with ear pain after flying [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Dec 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Super human? Ear sucks?

This thread reminded me of my Crazy Ears. I've always wondered if mine are broken or if I'm some kind of superhero. My ability: I can cause them to pop at will, without moving anything else in my head. And then things I think are Bad. [more inside]
posted by floam on Sep 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Pop goes... my ear.

My ears keep popping... like when you are in an airplane... except I'm not going anywhere. [more inside]
posted by cschneid on Aug 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Ear popping sucks.

I have read that airplane cabin pressures are regulated to match the pressure at about 8000 ft. Why is the pressure not regulated to approximate ground level conditions? [more inside]
posted by Galvatron on Aug 2, 2005 - 11 answers

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