“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”

- Alice in Wonderland.

We don't need to create a world of our own to find nonsense in our daily lives. It keeps you on your toes and keeps life interesting.

So are you paying attention it? Cause I am.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Magic Ducks?

Whenever I get really bored and theres nothing to do, a fun little website to try is stumbleupon.com.
While stumbling around on sites from the internet I found a website about ducks, and figured it would be the basic facts about our fine feathered friends....I was mistaken.

Get this...duck's quacks don't  echo. WTF?!

The myth was first mentioned on BBC radio in the spring of 2003 and it has been confirmed.
I came across a full experiment that was intent on proving whether or not this myth is true.

Here is they recorded an "anechoic" duck's normal quack (click the link!)
Then they recorded the duck in an echo chamber. (click it again!)
Then they recorded the duck flying past a cliff. (one last time!)

The second recording obviously had an echo...hello this isn't science fiction here, one animal in the world can't possibly not have an echo. But the last one is i'll admit harder to hear, but that's only because nature doesn't provide the right acoustics (...fail on mother nature). Ducks are small creatures therefore because their sound is small, the echo is even smaller which is why we don't normally hear it.

So myth is officially busted, ducks DO echo and they are not magic.

But I can guarantee the next time you see a duck, you're gonna listen a little more closely to the quack.
Oh the simple things in life

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