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Encyclopedia > Love Potion No. 9

Love Potion No. 9 is a 1992 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan. It's about a special elixir than enables a person to make people fall in love with them by simply talking. Image File history File links Love_Potion_No. ... Image File history File links Love_Potion_No. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Bullock at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American film actress. ... Tate Donovan Tate Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American actor. ... Elixir, by Yousuf Karsh, 1938 Elixir has several meanings: In alchemy, an elixir was a substance believed to be able to change base metals into gold. ...

The film gives a pseudoscientific explanation as to how the potion "works", it's explained:

When swallowed it affects the vocal cords directly so that when you speak microtremors encoded within your voice stimulate tiny little hairs in the inner ear of the opposite sex. The hair vibrates, sending a signal along a nerve to the brain, which in turn produces a combination of mood-altering, endogenous chemicals responsible for the biochemical process of feeling in love. It makes members of the same sex hostile. It only works for four hours at a time.

Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. ... For an alternative meaning, see ear (botany). ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars are often used to represent the male sex. ... Comparative brain sizes In animals, the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the control center of the central nervous system. ...


  • Despite the scientific explanation used in the film, there is no scientific basis for the existence of voice microtremors. [1]

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