Plugging your ears with your fingers actually works

I just tried sticking my fingers in my ears to block sound, and was shocked that it actually worked. I was just making a symbolic comedic gesture to signify how badly I wanted to not hear a stupid boring story but in the process actually plugged my earholes to surprising levels of effectiveness.

Try it… The trick is to use the ball of your finger so your fleshy nubs squish into the opening of the ear canal. All these years I was just straight pointing into the hole but if you actually blob your finger flesh into the hole, you block outside sound similar to noise-cancelling headphones.