are driving along the highway enjoying the view and suddenly you come upon a
section of the roadway that has been grooved for rain control or whatever.
The tires of your car suddenly are signing loudly at a sustained
musical pitch. If it was over at the right extreme of the highway it was a
lower pitch and caused your car to vibrate rudely. This we are told is to
wake up sleepy operators who have drifted too far toward the shoulder.
You’re awake RIGHT NOW!
reach under the seat for a new change of Pampers. At least you didn’t have an
accident - with the car I mean!
Now has it occurred to you that somebody is missing a real bet here? No?
Maybe you’re not as weird as I am! It seems to me that a car traveling at a
certain known speed and striking those little grooves in the pavement, produces
a “tone” of
certain frequency. Now, with a little study and some experimentation, a
specific groove pattern could be established for a specific tone. Then
it’s not a great leap to set
a series of these grooves to cause your tires to play musical melodies as you
drive along! Different grooves, different tunes! Think of the possibilities!
Traveling south as you cross the Mason Dixon line, your chassis could be
As you leave
starts shaking to “California Here I Come!” or going east it could play
“Route 66” as you get your kicks, I suppose. Use your imagination to assign
one for entering Death Valley, Washington, D.C. or Dallas, Texas.
Now having some basic understanding of the origin of sound and just
a bit of musical
it occurs to me you could actually have two sets of grooves so your left
wheels played a different tone than the
side. Now you can do two part harmony! My gowhd, what fun
Alright, go ahead – introduce a bill, but remember it was my idea
and you have to send me a check from the pork barrel. Monthly payments
would be fine. Thanks! fhs