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Fun with Acoustics: Wine Bottles, an RC Car, and the Mario Brothers Theme Song

After seeing this video, I think I need to start collecting wine bottles (I don't know what I'm going to do with all that wine, though).

These folks from somewhere in China set up the bottles - precisely spaced and partially filled with fluid to tune them to various musical notes. All this effort went into an elaborate way to play the theme from the Mario Brothers video game when the bottles were hit by the small hammer attached to a passing remotely controlled race car.

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And to think I'm wasting my time working when I could be doing way cool stuff like this.



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