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Singing Sands on a Scottish beach

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:16 pm    Post subject: Singing Sands on a Scottish beach Reply with quote

Singing Sands on a Scottish beach

Well actually, squealing might be more

the description than singing, but none the less, when trodden under foot, the sands on the beach at Eigg in Scotland can be heard singing.
Your friendly physicist

from your local would no doubt explain it as being caused by shear stress according to grain size.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive heard that silicon grains will 'sing' if shaken up together. Maybe this beach has a high content of silicon.
just a thought Cool
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