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Morgan Freeman sounds strangely pubescent on helium


You know his smooth, unmistakable baritone as the voice of the Olympics, Visa, and even God. But now, in his role hosting the fifth season of Through the Wormhole, a documentary series on the Science Channel about the mysteries of the universe, Morgan Freeman is taking things up a notch — literally.

In a clip from the show, Freeman talks about using strange situations to explore scientific concepts. What's really important, though, is that he inhales helium from a balloon right before speaking, taking the rumbling voice we've come to love and turning it into the high, squeaky pitch of an adolescent boy.

Never before has science been so mesmerizing.