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Does A Duck's Quack Echo?  
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Well simple question, does it?

Cheers.


One Life, Live it.
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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2191 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Thread starter):
Well simple question, does it?

Yes it does, apparently.

According to the professor in the office next to mine, and he's an expert in audio things, who conducted an experiment some time ago to prove it. I knew there had to be an advantage to working at the Institute of Hearing Research ......

It's just an urban myth that it doesn't.

On to more important things, when are you coming to Carlisle so I can thrash you and kirkie at pool and laugh at you two getting 'drunken'?  Smile



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
On to more important things, when are you coming to Carlisle so I can thrash you and kirkie at pool and laugh at you two getting 'drunken'?

Can an Elbonian and a Rhaat join the fun too ?

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2191 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 2):

Can an Elbonian and a Rhaat join the fun too ?

I expect so, but I must confess this will be my first attendance at one of the Kirkie/Alex gatherings.

Previous outings in preston/carlisle have fallen on already filled days in my somewhat empty mid-week diary.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 3):
I expect so, but I must confess this will be my first attendance at one of the Kirkie/Alex gatherings.

Previous outings in preston/carlisle have fallen on already filled days in my somewhat empty mid-week diary.

Ill join you if its on a weekend or after 5pm...

Back to the question at hand:

Quote:

Acoustic expert Trevor Cox tested the popular myth — often the subject of television quiz shows and Internet chat rooms — by first recording Daisy's quack in a special chamber with jagged surfaces that produces no sound reflections.

She was then moved to a reverberation chamber with cathedral-like acoustics before the data was used to create simulations of Daisy performing at the Royal Albert Hall and quacking as she flew past a cliff face.

The tests revealed that a duck's quack definitely echoes, just like any other sound, but perhaps not as noticeably.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.htm



That'll teach you
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
I knew there had to be an advantage to working at the Institute of Hearing Research

Sorry, say again?

So as for the next Carlisle mini binge. Well whenever really, I was thinking maybe we should take the fun up to Glasgow or if you don't mind travelling then keep it in Cumbira.

As for now here's a photo of a Fokker and a KLM flight from the latest pub crawl!




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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2191 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
So as for the next Carlisle mini binge. Well whenever really, I was thinking maybe we should take the fun up to Glasgow or if you don't mind travelling then keep it in Cumbira.

I'm not that fussed either way to be hones, whatever you and kirkie want to do.

I just want to have a few beers with some fellow a.netters, since I haven't yet managed to attend any of the 'proper' meets despite my best laid plans .....  Smile

A piss-up in Glasgow would be good though, as it's fairly eassy to get to from almost anywhere near the border.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I think I'll start a new thread as most a.netters are not aware of such a discussion taking place in a duck thread  Silly

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Thread starter):
Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Someone told me the other day in a college lesson, that it doesnt Big grin



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 8):
Someone told me the other day in a college lesson, that it doesnt

Well their wrong then.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineKennethsk From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

I've have read somewhere too that it doesn't echo!!

Kennethsk



Welcome to the REAL world! it SUCKS but you are gonna LOVE it!
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1351 times:

Didn't mythbusters also say it was a flase Uurban Ledgend?

Anyway, yeh it does echo.


Cheers,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13203 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1347 times:

Yes, the Discovery Channel program Mythbusters, instead of blowing up something or injuring themselves, did test this myth with real ducks and real science. It is a myth. A duck's quack can echo, but not as noticable as other noises.

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1333 times:

Alex are you feeling alright buddy, I know you were a little dizzy yesterday man. But what the freaking hell is this thread about man?! Big grin

Cheers,
Justin  Wink


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

Well, I think you are quackers for asking the question in the first place! Big grin

Alex, I saw your flight land and got a very crap picture. I'll mail it to you.

Let me know when the next "Social Gathering" is in MAN and I'll pop across, as long as it's a weekend. And you don't mind me drinking non-alcoholic stuff. Carlisle is too far and too remote to get to. And Euromanx no longer fly to GLA which is a pain in the bum as I'd have to pay (!) BA for a ticket.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

So a Duck's quack does echo, cool. Thanks for your help.


A Duck



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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15):
A Duck

Really..?  rotfl 

Anyways, yes, as stated somewhere else in this thread mythbusters did check it and proved that a quack echoes. Even though they had some trouble getting the damned duck to say something  Silly


User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

AFLAC!

It only echoes in your sub conscious.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

I have proof.

 Wink


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