Sunday, November 19, 2006

And the world sings

Yesterday, while bored out of my mind at work, I stumbled across this article on the age website: Mystery humming sound captured. Apparently, Auckland hums. For no easily discernable reason, and at a low frequency, so not every one can hear it. There's a sample at the end of the article. It's rather ominous, and I imagine for those who can hear it and live in Auckland, really bloody annoying.

The article also linked to another about singing dunes, on a physics site. Me and physics, we're not friends, and I don't care. How utterly fascinating! I don't want there to be a scientific explanation, I just love the fact that the sand sings! (So of course now I want to go to somewhere in the world that has such dunes and play with them.)

I like it when the natural world gobsmacks me. *petpetpet*


  1. Some examples:

  2. Hi Tessa,

    I could hear the NZ sample; it was almost like a thrumming. It must drive the residents insane.

    That's one reason why I like graveyards so much.

    No power lines. ;-)


  3. Hey Heather. They specifically turned up the volume on the sample so everyone could hear it. I would hate it. Really.