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Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:52 pm

Well simple question, does it?

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:08 pm

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
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:12 pm

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 ?

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:14 pm

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.
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:22 pm

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
 
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:29 pm

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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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:38 pm

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.
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:48 pm

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

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:19 pm

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
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:32 pm

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

Well their wrong then.
 
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:45 pm

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

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:55 pm

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

Anyway, yeh it does echo.


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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:36 pm

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

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:44 pm

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.

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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:18 pm

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


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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:57 pm

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
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:02 pm

AFLAC!

It only echoes in your sub conscious.
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RE: Does A Duck's Quack Echo?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:46 pm

I have proof.

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