Posts tagged outdoors

superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird, Australia

The Lyrebird mimics the sounds of the rainforest, from Kookaburra to chain saw.

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(8 Votes, average 3.38)
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Echo, Château de Chinon, France

Follow the road sign to the echo and perform a strange local rhyme which exploits the distinctive echo

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(5 Votes, average 2.00)
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Maryhill Stonehenge

Stonehenge Replica, Maryhill, USA

A chance to go back in time and get an impression of what our ancestors heard within Stonehenge.

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(9 Votes, average 3.00)
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Coloured Canyon Egypt

Coloured Canyon, Egypt

A place to hear nothing. Although you might be surprised to find out when you get there, that your body isn’t as quiet as you think.

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(3 Votes, average 4.00)
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La Gomera, Canary Islands

Whistled language, Canary Islands

How do you communicate over large distances when your mobile phone runs out of charge or there is no network coverage – use a whistling language!

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(5 Votes, average 5.00)
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Singing roads

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!

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(12 Votes, average 4.17)
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Singing Ringing Tree

Singing Ringing Tree, UK

The Singing, Ringing Tree sits high on the Pennine Moors in the UK, using wind to generate discordant and haunting sounds.

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(18 Votes, average 4.22)
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Norias, Syria

Norias of Hama, Syria

Water wheels are not uncommon, but the groaning and creaking from these ancient norias is truely remarkable and unexpected.

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(9 Votes, average 4.22)
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Zadar Sea Organ

Sea organ, Zadar, Croatia

The organ buried in Zadar’s promenade makes a haunting but harmonious sound. Air is driven through the organ pipes by the motion of the sea.

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(21 Votes, average 4.10)
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Tikal pyramid

Tikal pyramids, Guatemala

Echoes off this pyramid create an unexpected chirping sound. But did the ancient Mayan’s deliberately design this acoustic effect into the building?

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(10 Votes, average 4.60)
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