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Sunday, May 14, 2017

#DuckQuacks Don't Echo

If you are taking a canoe ride this weekend and happen to pass under a bridge with some quacking ducks, will their quacks echo?  

"A duck's quack doesn't echo" is a much quoted myth. It may seem like it doesn't echo because it's too quiet, or the echo of a quack fades in and out.

However, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester actually recorded a duck in a "echo" chamber and were able to record the reverberation of a duck quack successfully: Reverberant duck in MP3 format (41k)

Source: (c) University of Salford, www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk

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