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Weird sound ice makes dropped down drill hole

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Still Waters

Imagine you're a scientist working in Antarctica.

You've suffered through freezing temperatures, drilled ice cores to understand more about our ancient planet, and of course, thrown some ice down a really deep hole to hear it go 'pew'.

Yes, that's the sort of pastime people discover while living in some of the most inhospitable parts of our planet.

Thanks to isotope geochemist John Andrew Higgins on Twitter, you too can experience this weird joy, as researchers have recorded the fantastic sounds of a block of ice falling down a 137-metre (450-foot) drill hole.

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-ice-falling-down-a-450-foot-hole-makes-this-super-weird-noise

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Bendy Demon

Sounds so unrealistic but this is real physics at work. Amazing stuff.

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Buzz_Light_Year

They pulled the pump jack and took out all the sucker rod and pipe out of our ~950 oil well and us kids dropped rocks down the hole and listened to them whistle, band and clatter all the way down.

Fun Stuff. :devil:

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MissJatti

Stormtroopers missing their targets again

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TrikeTrash

When we were kids, we'd crawl in a concrete culvert and burn strips of plastic that held 6 packs of beer together. The burning plastic made a real kewl "ziiip" sound as it fell with the culvert amplifying the sound.  It was great fun until my brother let his drip on the back of my hand, couldn't hear the "zipping" after that just a lot of screaming...

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