Posts tagged man-made
Follow the road sign to the echo and perform a strange local rhyme which exploits the distinctive echo
A chance to go back in time and get an impression of what our ancestors heard within Stonehenge.
What makes the echoing sound of these caves unusual, is the way the different chambers are connected together. They are named the Bell Caves because of the shape, which also seems an appropriate name for a place with such interesting acoustics.
Drive over a cattle grid and you get a distinctive ringing sound. But why not take that further and have lots of ridges in the road which play whole tunes, even if the melodies are pretty tuneless!
The Singing, Ringing Tree sits high on the Pennine Moors in the UK, using wind to generate discordant and haunting sounds.
Water wheels are not uncommon, but the groaning and creaking from these ancient norias is truely remarkable and unexpected.
Echoes off this pyramid create an unexpected chirping sound. But did the ancient Mayan’s deliberately design this acoustic effect into the building?
Singing sand dunes, or maybe that should be droning sand dunes, are surprisingly loud. This fascinating phenomenon has created heated debates among scientists: what makes the dunes boom, and why do some dunes sing while others remain silent?
Watch and listen to the animated town clock at this UNESCO World Heritage site