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Re: OT: the singing road


On 9/19/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I read about this weird thing in our local paper. It seems that Honda
> came out to film a commercial, and what they did was modify the road so
> that as you drive on it the vibration on your tires plays a song.
> Bizarre huh?  The local paper picked up the story after a few people
> called.  I went to check it out last night. I was expecting some low
> kind of rumbly noise I guess, but it really does play a song, although
> of course it's not like listening to your stereo.  It takes maybe 10-15
> seconds at 50mph and plays the recognizable bit from the William Tell
> Overture (aka The Lone Ranger theme).
> Anyway although it is quite a ways from any houses the sound travels
> pretty far at night and the people living closest are complaining, so
> they're going to pave it over. You can hear it at this link.
> http://www.necn.com/Boston/Arts-Entertainment/Final-curtain-for-CAs-sing
> ing-highway/1221657554.html
> Cyndi
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