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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

Wrist pain and popping

A while back, I did something totally normal like reaching into the back seat of my car, and my wrist popped and started hurting. I've tried a bunch of stuff and it's not getting better. The doctor says I'm supposed to immobilize it and come back in a month, at which point we can talk about surgery (!!!). I'm frustrated by this and tired of being in pain. Should I pursue other treatment, and if so, what kind? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

neck popping.

neck pain/popping advice needed [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Feb 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Help with Ear Pain

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

Window Air Conditioner Noise From Rain?

Did rain cause my new window air conditioner to make a spattering noise or was it normal operation of the unit? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Give it another decade and I'll be perpetual popcorn

How do I stop my joints from popping? [more inside]
posted by lover on Jan 19, 2011 - 8 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

Name that music video..

Name that music video. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Dec 28, 2008 - 2 answers

My shoulder left its holder

Have I truly dislocated my shoulder? If not, is there anything special I should do? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 21, 2008 - 7 answers

My elbow makes noise. What?

What to do if your elbow makes popping noises when you do push ups? [more inside]
posted by tksh on Apr 27, 2008 - 10 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

It helps to stick out my boobs.

Seriously, what the hell is up with my chest popping? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 25, 2006 - 19 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

Ear-Popping

What's a surefire way to pop one's ear following a flight on an airplane (or anytime else)? [more inside]
posted by werty on Mar 27, 2004 - 16 answers

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