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Ocean in my sea shell

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #1
    How is it one can hear the sound of the ocean in some sea shells?
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2009 #2

    matthyaouw

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  4. Feb 14, 2009 #3

    brewnog

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    It's because every sea shell contains a tiny radio with loudspeaker, tuned in to the national seaside acoustics organisation's transmitter.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 #4
    LOL,
    Well there you have it! I didn't think actual nature had anything to do with it. I'm so happy I asked someone one smart.... Realllllllly smart!~

    However reading from the link matthyaouw offered, I tried holding my hands over my ear and did get such a sound but only on the side of the desk that has a fan. The other ear does not get the ocean (just gremlins) I guess my right ear is receiving transmission better right now.
    What this does not explain is being in total quiet and hearing the sound loudly from a sea shell. Unless there are noises that have that rushing sound going on all the time and we just don't notice it.
    Want more information please. This came up in a conversation because I got a sea shell many years ago as a girl on Valentines' Day. But now everyone in our home is watching this thread.
    Thanks
     
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