Disclaimer: I really liked the 40 Colleges That Changed Lives and it seems to have stood my own children in good stead.
This one, also from the NYTimes takes a different take on it but even the quick blurb of look at the costs differences in schools makes one realize that the decision needs care.
The Price You Pay for College by Ron Leiber
Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/mcT22Lzfkp
— Lisa DeBruine ️ (@lisadebruine) Dec. 2, 2017
When she asked Twitter users in an unscientific survey whether they could hear the image — which actually lacks sound, like most animated GIFs — nearly 70 percent who responded said they could.
Once you “heard” it, it was hard not to start noticing that other GIFs also seemed to be making noise — as if the bouncing pylon had somehow jacked up the volume on a cacophonous orchestra few had noticed before.
Look at the other images and read the article on the NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/science/why-we-hear-some-silent-gifs.html