01:47:38 PM Jul 22nd 2013
I feel like the Dynamite Fishing example has nothing to do with this trope and the "shockwave" mentioned isn't sonic, but rather a shockwave from the explosion.
11:08:41 AM Jul 22nd 2013
Removed re: jet takeoff (at what distance?) vs. pig squeal:
- And if you think that's just a measly two decibels, remember that decibels follow a logarithmic scale. That means those two little decibels make a big difference.
- Human perception is logarithmic, so it makes little difference; and
- Wikipedia lists the sound of a jet engine at the distance of 100 m as 110 to 140 dB.