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Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible

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  • Publicado em 15 Out 2017
  • In Lancaster, California, there's a musical road. When you drive over it, it plays the William Tell Overture. Unfortunately, it's out of tune. Here's why.
    Thanks to David Simmons-Duffin, who figured this out about nine years ago: davidsd.org/2008/12/honda-need... -- he seems to be the first to have figured out not just that it's wrong, but exactly what happened!
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Comentários • 14 634

  • Aline Uni
    Aline Uni Anos atrás +49927

    Imagine not knowing about musical road and passing there at night. It would be creepy.

    • ripon rip
      ripon rip 4 horas atrás

      We have it in aus on the federal highway, it’s not music, it’s just eerie noise…. It’s been there for years.

    • Mladen Mijatov
      Mladen Mijatov 16 dias atrás

      Where I live we have lines on the road using similar technique. So if you accidentally fall asleep or try to drive over full line your wheels squeal.

    • Stealthy Zombie
      Stealthy Zombie 28 dias atrás

      @Kaylea Morrison
      That’s wild.

    • FT8
      FT8 Mês atrás

      @Gabriel Vila nova fr

    • Alex Stasko
      Alex Stasko Mês atrás

      If it was in my country I wouldn't even notice it how broken our roads are

  • Lukas Artinger
    Lukas Artinger 10 meses atrás +7079

    Imagine getting caught speeding there: "Sir, you've been going a minor third too fast..."

    • MIKEK3NT
      MIKEK3NT 5 dias atrás

      How tho there’s literally no one there

    • Bizarrefruit
      Bizarrefruit 8 dias atrás +1

      Surely it would be a major third too fast. ;)

    • Flosi Lyons
      Flosi Lyons 14 dias atrás +1

      @Smiley1000 aha, indeed. 'Twas a typo on my part, good catch.

    • Dan Sheffield
      Dan Sheffield 14 dias atrás

      I didn't think you could really Tell.

    • Smiley1000
      Smiley1000 15 dias atrás +2

      @Flosi Lyons I think you mean 1.1892, but yes.

  • Mick Flo
    Mick Flo 11 meses atrás +4699

    My brothers and I were surprised when we drove over that at night time when we were visiting. Ironically it happened right in the middle of an intense conversation when terrible marching band music began playing from the ground. By far the most confusing seconds of my life

    • andreasmich
      andreasmich 26 dias atrás +1

      please no lying

    • Polygonally_Dunce
      Polygonally_Dunce Mês atrás +5

      my mind pictured you and your bois confusingly looking at each other

    • Kenny_2283
      Kenny_2283 2 meses atrás +20

      @Larry Thielen “intense conversation”

    • SajtosNokedli
      SajtosNokedli 2 meses atrás +4

      Keep right next time

    • KishaScape
      KishaScape 2 meses atrás

      @Andy Nonymous ahh California people.

  • Irreverent Radiation
    Irreverent Radiation 10 meses atrás +1477

    If I had a nickel for every musical road built by a car company in Lancaster, California that was completely off tune caused by a misinterpretation of the instructions given, causing not only each dent in the pavement to be too far from each other but also not taking into consideration the width of each dent, thus causing the melody to sound depressing and horrible...
    I'd have two nickels... It's not much, but is weird it happened twice

    • Palpac
      Palpac 2 meses atrás +8

      It's so easy though, the guy in the clip could do it easily😉

    • kleeless
      kleeless 2 meses atrás +11

      Phineas and Ferb 😂

  • jlangevin65
    jlangevin65 2 meses atrás +304

    If the specifications said, "four inches apart,' then you can't blame the crew; they built it exactly as specified. The plan should have said, "four inches on center."

    • CelestialTree
      CelestialTree 3 dias atrás

      @Nick Faught From what I understand, the blueprints were wrong, not the crew, and they used the exact same blueprints for both.

    • Nick Faught
      Nick Faught 20 dias atrás +1

      So how do they screw it up twice then? These contracted construction crews and CalTrans are constantly screwing up projects whether through negligence or incompetence

    • Wolf Bronski
      Wolf Bronski 2 meses atrás +19

      I'm interested in manufacturing and have a degree in electrical engineering and in my experience it's important to speak the language of the people doing the work and to understand the implications of things that seem innocuous.
      there's that old story of an engineering student being charged a hundred dollars for a part and one being charged 10,000 dollars for a part. The latter student didn't take into account the tolerances that were actually needed versus what was calculated or on the drawing.

    • TehButterflyEffect
      TehButterflyEffect 2 meses atrás +6

      Yes, exactly.

  • IlluminateFox
    IlluminateFox Anos atrás +17812

    I honestly want someone to redo the road so it actually sounds good, because I want to hear what a properly done musical road would sound like.

    • COMMAND CENTER
      COMMAND CENTER Dia atrás

      Move to europe

    • Pandainapandasuit
      Pandainapandasuit 14 dias atrás

      We all do.

    • cobaingrohlnovo
      cobaingrohlnovo 23 dias atrás

      Too bad the government is behind the production

    • zero.Identity
      zero.Identity 23 dias atrás

      make a racing track out of it. let F1 cars etc fly over it. concert and racing event in one. 2 communities comming together. double the price of the tickets and I'd pay it

    • Alex Robinson
      Alex Robinson 28 dias atrás

      Hungary has one

  • wakka chaka
    wakka chaka Anos atrás +146

    Imagine living near this and hearing the same tune 1000 times a day. That's got to be the ninth circle of hell or something.

    • Ozymandias !
      Ozymandias ! 11 dias atrás +1

      .... it's only on one of three lanes, literally all you have to do is drive down one of the other two

    • My Lady Casagrande
      My Lady Casagrande 2 meses atrás +1

      The area looks fairly unpopulated, so that's something they did right!

    • Elp Smith
      Elp Smith 7 meses atrás +2

      @Larry Thielen I heard it in school so I had no choice

    • Larry Thielen
      Larry Thielen 7 meses atrás +3

      @Elp Smith Um...there is another lane you could drive. SMDH

    • Elp Smith
      Elp Smith Anos atrás +8

      Can confirm even hearing it twice a day is torture

  • KarmaCadet
    KarmaCadet 2 meses atrás +17

    I remember going over a bridge with grooves and hearing a note, and thinking it would be cool to make a road that played a tune as people drove over it... I think even 7-year-old me would shake his head and say "didn't you even test this before going ahead and paving a road?"
    These people stole my idea and I want it back.

  • Steven Bobby Bills
    Steven Bobby Bills 3 meses atrás +17

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May also found this road quite amusing. I believe they even drove along it backwards.

  • John S
    John S Anos atrás +9

    For once I was happy to see a video I watched 3-4 years ago pop up again. I just so happened to try to explain this to a co-worker about a month ago, of course I bumbled and stumbled through the explanation based off my memory, and they expressed kind (dis)interest for a little while, until the subject was changed.
    Still amazed that they couldn't get this right, I'm an electrician, not a roadbuilder, but we use measurement language like '4" center to center' all the time. In my case it indicates 2 conduits, with centers 4" apart, not grooves in a road, but still, the concept is out there. For an electrician, typically working in a 20" wide panel, if you put conduits 4" apart, not 4" center to center, if you have a medium high number of conduits, you will run out of room before drilling holes in your panel for all the conduits needed. A really crowded panel might be 3/4" conduits, 2" center to center.

  • sean
    sean 2 anos atrás +50650

    I mean it’s still cool, sounds like a depressed trumpet player who doesn’t care anymore.

  • Mondo_ stunts
    Mondo_ stunts 9 meses atrás +9

    Sometimes you realize everyone is confident even when doing things wrong

  • Grutar G
    Grutar G 3 meses atrás

    My mother and I spent an entire road trip debating why it is that the sound of the road changes (usually going up in pitch) when going over a bridge. We had many theories, but still don't know the answer.

  • Solid Zack
    Solid Zack 11 meses atrás +11

    Damn, now I wanna hear how this would've sounded if it was actually built the right way

  • shadarea rapt
    shadarea rapt 2 meses atrás

    it's amazing, hope they do more of this kind of stuff!

  • Dark Rainbow
    Dark Rainbow Anos atrás +14936

    Sounds exactly like a middle school orchestra.

  • Gaming Doge
    Gaming Doge 2 meses atrás +3

    I remember when I was 8 my family went through Lancaster to go to a thanksgiving dinner, when we went over the road, I was confused and when they said it was a “Musical Road” I thought it was a whole bunch of BS, now that Im seeing this video 7 years later, my life has come full circle, I know what they meant.

  • Chorizo Joe
    Chorizo Joe 2 meses atrás +1

    I drove over one of the musical roads on my way back from a road trip to Idaho, and I honestly thought that either my tire had blown up, or I had entered hell

  • Popo Baba
    Popo Baba 2 meses atrás +2

    I lived in the Antelope Valley for four years, and this was by far one of the most amusing attractions in the area. Terrible as it sounded.

  • Stephen Salkin
    Stephen Salkin 9 meses atrás +3

    I have driven that road several times and have always wondered why it was out of tune. While you done specifically say it the answer was for the designers and engineers to specify the distance between notes should have been "X' inches on center. The same way you build a house or anything else with recurring elements.
    I've watched you for awhle. You're weird. Keep it up.

    • Jason Reed
      Jason Reed 7 meses atrás +1

      Considering that "on center" is such a ubiquitous term in construction its surprising they didn't naturally do it that way. Then again if i told them to park 2 cars 10ft apart then they would park them such that the space from nearest end to nearest edge was about 10ft and not from center to center.
      All they really needed was a proper diagram and the explicit language of "on center"

  • 賜龍怜音
    賜龍怜音 2 meses atrás

    I think it’s depend on how fast you drive over it.
    Seems like there’s a certain speed for it to work.

  • Tundra14
    Tundra14 2 meses atrás +1

    I work with measurements and this is exactly the kind of thing I'd expect the problem to be.
    Measure a distance, don't account for the thickness of something that will fit within said distance.

    • Nelson
      Nelson 2 meses atrás

      So you’re a barman?

  • SD
    SD 2 meses atrás

    We do have many musical roads in our country. You can hear and feel the bumps

  • Jessica
    Jessica 3 meses atrás

    I lived in the town next to this musical road (Palmdale) and my dad used to drive my sisters and I over it every now and then on the way home. We thought it was fun. I thought it was very strange they put this musical road in the middle of nowhere though, there is NOTHING in the nearby towns.

  • System 32
    System 32 2 anos atrás +23689

    imagine getting rick rolled by a road

    • Spugie
      Spugie 20 dias atrás

      I would pull over and smash my car to pieces if I got rick rolled.

    • aaa aaa
      aaa aaa 22 dias atrás

      @Protective Cat 😂

    • noobiii
      noobiii 2 meses atrás

      i'd take my tires off and start floating

    • Albert Jackinson
      Albert Jackinson 11 meses atrás

      Somebody should make that happen!
      I was typing that as I literally LOLed. :D

    • The Artist in Me
      The Artist in Me Anos atrás

      Ahhhhhhh I just made your 22000Th like 🥳

  • Sunnydayegg 123
    Sunnydayegg 123 10 meses atrás +1

    It's so hilarious that it actually gave a twist on the original notes.😂

  • DJ H
    DJ H 2 meses atrás

    It probably sounded just fine upon creation, but due to wear and tear over time on the road, the gaps have been worn down to sound distorted. My thoughts on it.

  • Kiki
    Kiki 2 meses atrás +1

    Also, those types of roads which you’ll see on sharp turns, highways, etc will wear down your tires if you continuously drive on them

  • DeSean Magee
    DeSean Magee 10 meses atrás +2

    Hearing this at night I would think my time is near. This is a safety hazard.

  • Bendigo
    Bendigo 3 meses atrás

    That could potentially be used for speed limit control. If they made grooves at a certain distance apart, the sound could be made to be unbearable over a certain speed but pleasant at the speed limit.

  • HonestlyThough
    HonestlyThough 2 meses atrás

    You gotta love the boosterism of So. Cal deserts! Such dreams and audacity beautifully ramming into reality produces such unique head scratching results. I take off on a motorcycle road trip tomorrow; a detour may be in order.

  • Justin Davis
    Justin Davis 2 meses atrás

    I used to drive on this road all of the time after work (Edwards). For the longest time, I had no idea what the purpose was except to make me think there was something wrong with my tires.

  • GlowstickOfDestiny
    GlowstickOfDestiny Anos atrás +1

    Hm, yes, it's not like most automobiles have a built-in means of playing all sorts of music at any time, which are now capable of playing whatever the vehicle's occupants want on demand. No, this was certainly a worthwhile project.

  • Lewys Cousins
    Lewys Cousins 3 anos atrás +21532

    Imagine if you drove over this without realising it was there 😂

    • Larry Thielen
      Larry Thielen 7 meses atrás

      All these people who freak out are not paying attention to road signs. Now that freaks me out. Do they also not look at and read all the other signs too? How do they know what to do if they approach a stop sign?

    • Safe-Keeper
      Safe-Keeper 2 anos atrás

      @forestsoceansmusic Oooh my god, if they somehow made it sound like a human voice that'd be the greatest.

    • JayJayGamez
      JayJayGamez 2 anos atrás +1

      "What the hell is that sound? Get the Bible Mary!"

    • Igneous Organ
      Igneous Organ 2 anos atrás

      I am the ghost of disappointment and failure, hear to be sad

    • fawndoll ˚✧.
      fawndoll ˚✧. 2 anos atrás

      ROAD’S HAUNTED

  • Patricia Jacobs
    Patricia Jacobs Mês atrás

    can we just appreciate how good the car sounded!

  • Travis Gessler
    Travis Gessler 2 meses atrás +1

    I guessed instantly!. I work construction so I see a similar mistake sometimes. "The didn't measure on center" were my exact words.

  • Evelise
    Evelise 2 meses atrás

    The way you drive is so good that watching this video made me feel safe.

  • Cleofas Regules
    Cleofas Regules Mês atrás

    Imagine all alone at night, driving down a scary dark road to come across this menacing eerie music from hell

  • Razor Status
    Razor Status 4 anos atrás +61904

    Imagine driving down this road at night and you hear this demonic song

  • rin tin tin the turd
    rin tin tin the turd 3 meses atrás

    It also depends on the tyre pressure & length of the vehicle.

  • voicetube
    voicetube 5 meses atrás

    Big question: did anyone ever build one of those correctly (finally) ?? if not, I think that would be very cool! Maybe in honor of the robot video Tom recently did, somebody could do Elon Robot's "Funky Robot" (one of my favorite songs)!

  • Fe V
    Fe V 2 meses atrás +1

    I think we need more of these for spooky reasons

  • Jared.
    Jared. 2 meses atrás

    I could listen to this guy explain things all day.

  • BlasterNick
    BlasterNick 3 anos atrás +7934

    So I live close to where this road is, and this guy is a little wrong. The original road sounded good and was done correctly by the car company. When residents complained because it was so noisy and caused a huge traffic problem the city paved over it and then the city redid it, and they redid it incorrectly. It wasn't done wrong twice. Just the second time.

    • Andre Figueiredo
      Andre Figueiredo 2 meses atrás +1

      @digiryde are you in IT? your description is so spot on of the relations between software engineers and the whoever is asking for a feature (PM or cross team colleagues reaching a SwEng) with not enough details, wrong details, and shrugging for half of questions back

    • Just Looking
      Just Looking 2 anos atrás +1

      @Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
      "The LAST thing companies want is poor employees."
      You are clearly unaware of the drive for lower wages by companies. And automation where they can, and off shoring labor where they can. What about a trend towards using temp agencies to avoid paying benefits? And working people only 32 hours to avoid paying benefits?
      It's as though we are not even living on the same planet.
      No. Companies don't want poor employees. They just don't want to provide an employees with a living wage wealth.

    • Just Looking
      Just Looking 2 anos atrás

      @Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
      The government does more than provide burgers.
      And if they did provide burgers, they would have to provide ones for people with allergies, which Micky D's doesn't do, and probably Vegan burgers and Halel Burgers too. And braille on the wrappers. All your doing is proving your case wrong. Once again, McDonalds can turn away certain customers with no ill effect.

    • Just Looking
      Just Looking 2 anos atrás

      @digiryde
      Sage.

    • I Am Jack's Suffocating Nihilism
      I Am Jack's Suffocating Nihilism 2 anos atrás +4

      @digiryde But did they get fired or in any way seriously reprimanded for screwing up so badly? There's your answer.

  • Micah Stanley
    Micah Stanley 10 meses atrás +7

    Everyone complaining about tax dollars being wasted on this should know it was financed by Honda for the promotion...

  • Mark Pickering
    Mark Pickering 2 meses atrás

    The minor-ish key it has ended up in, fits the resulting sadness of the construction screw-up so well

  • Ketil Kristiansen
    Ketil Kristiansen 7 meses atrás

    I remember reading about a "musical road" many years ago, but that was in Denmark, in 1995. I think they even got the notes right...

  • Kyle B
    Kyle B 2 meses atrás

    That was awesome. Regardless of being out of tune, I love that. Wow

  • Aye Bing
    Aye Bing 3 anos atrás +44266

    If it gets a pothole , does the bass drop?

    • Shadow Boom
      Shadow Boom Anos atrás

      @gbc. 😂😂😂

    • Dattatreya
      Dattatreya Anos atrás

      HMMMMMMM

    • KailyKail
      KailyKail Anos atrás

      Nah, but your muffler will

    • Eyeriss
      Eyeriss Anos atrás

      I imagine the value of your car drops

    • Sarthak
      Sarthak Anos atrás +2

      @Front_Runner I gave you like just because you were 1 like away from 1k 😅

  • Ellie Martin
    Ellie Martin 10 meses atrás

    out of tune or not, it's part of the Antelope Valley's charm at this point, it makes me very proud to live in Lancaster, and it also makes me wonder, why would a British guy go to Lancaster, California of all places if not just for this video?!

  • Charles Rodriguez
    Charles Rodriguez 2 meses atrás

    I live in the IE. I drove way the hell out there, in the middle of nowhere desert to check this out. HUGE bummer. Thanks for explaining why it sucks!

  • thejumperkin
    thejumperkin 10 meses atrás

    I've driven along a road that sounded much worse than that in the mid-north of England 4-5 years ago. I wish I could remember which road it was. It was a single horrific buzzing sound for a solid 3-4 miles. Exiting the road surface resulted in audible appreciation from everyone in the car every time. I can only assume it was a test of a road surface material that has since been changed, because it was on one of the roads along a route I am more recently taking every year, heading from southwest Scotland to the east coast of England and I only encountered it 2-4 times.

  • Felix Blacksher
    Felix Blacksher 2 meses atrás

    Once upon a time it sounded great actually. An attempted repaving messed it up permanently.

  • Gaussian Entity
    Gaussian Entity Anos atrás +8503

    What we want: William Tell
    What we got: The copyright free version of Imperial March

    • Solid Zack
      Solid Zack 11 meses atrás +2

      Okay but just imagine someone properly creating a musical road playing imperial march. That would be so badass

    • Jordan Woody
      Jordan Woody Anos atrás

      Very true

    • John Paul Buce
      John Paul Buce Anos atrás

      @GSW Cooper make it 69kmph or 420kmph, it may work

    • Tessier Ashpool,mg
      Tessier Ashpool,mg Anos atrás

      @GSW Cooper yep and proper tires.

    • kirjava
      kirjava Anos atrás

      YES

  • capnstewy55
    capnstewy55 10 meses atrás +2

    I'm not surprised they got it wrong. I'm amazed they did it wrong the second time.

  • hm149
    hm149 Mês atrás

    So, hypothetically, how fast would one have to be driving for it to actually sound right?
    Because you're just saying that the notes were spaced out and distorted.

  • Pook Ie
    Pook Ie 11 meses atrás +4

    "Mom, can I have the William Tell Overture?"
    "We have the William Tell Overture at home."
    The Willian Tell Overture at home:

  • Drittsekken
    Drittsekken 2 meses atrás

    Imagine how many people have driven forth and back just like this dude did lmao

  • atlys
    atlys Anos atrás +11808

    Ahh yes, I love the old adage:
    *"Measure twice, cut once, build it wrong twice."*

    • Rexasaurus
      Rexasaurus Mês atrás +1

      Classic road construction. Build it, tear it apart, rebuild it worser.

    • Brandon Deason
      Brandon Deason 2 meses atrás

      I've cut it 3 times and it's still too short. Help

    • Иван Борисюк
      Иван Борисюк 2 meses atrás

      Funny that, in russian and Ukrainian languages the adage goes "measure 7 times, cut once".

    • Robert Giese
      Robert Giese 2 meses atrás

      I believed you're all incorrect on this particular instance. I believe it's originally, "Measure twice, cut once, especially with semen."

    • Krish Chadha
      Krish Chadha 2 meses atrás

      Shouldn't it be "measure once, cut twice", or I am understanding it wrong?

  • Joey Ackley
    Joey Ackley 10 meses atrás

    Played a few shows out there in the past. Had no idea there was a musical road there, let alone 2.
    Weird place. It's desolate, I think I saw a water park, and the high school had a fireworks stand which blew my mind.
    The kids out there had no idea what ska music was but they loved it.
    Also hit an owl in the dead of night,
    I didn't get over that for a long time /:

  • MissTheTrueBandGeek Acacia

    I remember my dad driving across it when I was really young. I had no idea wtf I was hearing. I was thinking it was a distorted rock song from the 80s

  • Harpoika
    Harpoika 2 meses atrás

    Funnily the punch line was that the city still managed to screw it up harder than the car company

  • Good Ol' Been
    Good Ol' Been 2 meses atrás

    Okay but in theory, if you drove twice as fast, would it be on key? Ignoring the fact that going 110 on any road is kind of terrifying.

  • Ryanside
    Ryanside 3 anos atrás +10463

    "Aww darn the road is out of tune."
    "I have an idea, let's just rebuild it *the same way we did last time."*

    • The Glorious Lobster Emperor
      The Glorious Lobster Emperor 3 meses atrás +1

      @Totavo It was designed by a private company but go off.

    • Fred Fèteira
      Fred Fèteira 6 meses atrás

      Was it really like that? Lmao

    • Jay Philbin
      Jay Philbin 2 anos atrás +3

      Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Oh wait, it’s California.

    • Brent Fisher
      Brent Fisher 2 anos atrás

      Drink straight from the bottle! Brilliant!

    • Please enter a name
      Please enter a name 3 anos atrás +3

      It was better but when they redid it, it became much worse

  • AntlerWeasel
    AntlerWeasel 3 meses atrás +1

    Imagine youre driving at 3am and you accidentally go on the musical road.

  • Adrian Johnson
    Adrian Johnson 2 meses atrás

    Me and some friends drove it backwards at like 2 am genuine nightmare fuel😂

  • Casso_
    Casso_ Mês atrás +1

    If I were an officer every time i pull somebody over for speeding on musical road I’d say something along the lines of “Sir, you were going allegro in a moderato.”

  • Ackyducc
    Ackyducc Anos atrás

    There's a musical road I think somewhere in hungry that actually sounds decent, but this is just sad

  • queenbiscuit311
    queenbiscuit311 3 anos atrás +5154

    imagine randomly driving over this and being like “god?!”

    • Larry Thielen
      Larry Thielen 7 meses atrás

      Cause you didn't play attention to road signs you think it is god? Driving in the US requires you to read road signs.

    • Cosmic Sammy
      Cosmic Sammy 2 anos atrás +4

      Imagine driving while smoking weed and then you hit that road.

    • proverbs18:24
      proverbs18:24 2 anos atrás +3

      You shouldn't use balsphemy

    • Neil
      Neil 2 anos atrás

      STOLEN

    • froggernn
      froggernn 2 anos atrás +38

      more like "satan?!"

  • Amber Black
    Amber Black 2 meses atrás

    So… could you adjust your speed for each note so that they eventually rise to the correct pitch, like an amateur tenor solo?

  • IronHyperion
    IronHyperion 10 meses atrás +1

    If I heard that and didnt know it was the road I'd start crying in fear

  • doode
    doode Anos atrás +1

    Imagine driving there at night and u just hear boss music all of a sudden

  • Big Dawg
    Big Dawg 3 meses atrás

    The problem probably is the delay from front and rear tires. Every wheelbase isn't the same.

  • Polar Jet
    Polar Jet 2 anos atrás +6387

    This video has motivated me to save up enough money just so I can bribe a mayor to let me put *never gonna give you up* in a road

    • PRETZELS
      PRETZELS Anos atrás

      and then you mess up “nEvER goNnA GiVe yOu uP”

    • Evey
      Evey Anos atrás

      You just got Rick road

    • Alex Commodore
      Alex Commodore Anos atrás

      Rick roll your entire town

    • Nico
      Nico Anos atrás

      if only you were motivated to get a job and stop making unfunny youtube comments

    • Dapper 4
      Dapper 4 Anos atrás +2

      This is exactly what kickstarter was created for

  • Mark Davis
    Mark Davis 8 meses atrás

    I can't believe they passed this crucial information in a way that could be misinterpreted. On the other hand, maybe they thought it didn't need to be clarified, because what kind of idiot wouldn't just automatically know that in a musical road the feature that matters is the total length. I guess they found out what kind of idiot...the kind they hired.

  • Magnificent Bastard
    Magnificent Bastard Anos atrás

    I would love to have master of puppets on a musical road. It would be so cursed but worth.

  • Dane Du Plessis
    Dane Du Plessis 2 meses atrás

    I thought of doing this many years ago and it popped up here, what a shame they screwed it up completely!

  • drawingboard82
    drawingboard82 Anos atrás

    There's a "musical" bridge on the n59 near bellacoric, Ireland. It doesn't play as you drive over it but the parapets are hollow and built like a xylophone. You can roll a stone over the parapets and it will make pleasing notes...

  • J J
    J J Anos atrás +3308

    I can’t stop laughing at how bad they screwed up. I lived in Lancaster for a year but never bothered to go there because I didn’t know the story of them butchering it

    • T u r o k OFP
      T u r o k OFP 3 meses atrás

      Probably stationed at Edwards

    • mmm_moon
      mmm_moon 7 meses atrás +7

      @Floating Kites I'm not going to lie, the road is quite literally in the middle of nowhere and only leads to a park and some aerospace things lmao

    • Floating Kites
      Floating Kites 8 meses atrás +1

      You'd only go if it was broken? Wow.

    • Recatch
      Recatch 9 meses atrás

      @Skiddly D. you make one then, I consider art as something that can be achieved by someone or many that no random person can make themselves

    • Skiddly D.
      Skiddly D. 9 meses atrás +11

      @Recatch You must be tone deaf

  • JaynesBCK
    JaynesBCK 2 meses atrás +1

    i Love how there is kilometers of road 4 lanes and tom is the only 1 on it

  • Stealth G35 Infiniti
    Stealth G35 Infiniti 3 meses atrás

    Here in Brevard County Florida, we have Test Strips on I 95 that test different types of road paint. They sound like hell when you have to drive over them. I wish they would at least try some type of music pattern.

  • Ollie Foxx
    Ollie Foxx 10 meses atrás +2

    The variables of tire size, tread pattern, sound proofing insulation in the interior and the body panels, the speed of the vehicle and other factors will affect the sound of the "notes".

    • Larry Thielen
      Larry Thielen 7 meses atrás

      Sure there will be slight variations, but tire size or tread would not affect the sound since the tire, no mater what size still rolls over the same ground.

  • George Collins
    George Collins 10 meses atrás +1

    Fun fact: If you drive on this road in reverse it will play you a message from the devil

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    if I heard this randomly i would be scared shitless

  • Luka 2000
    Luka 2000 27 dias atrás +1

    Imagine driving over it and hearing Heartaches...

  • R3lentlessXD
    R3lentlessXD 3 meses atrás

    Imagine driving at night and hearing this

  • ViserableVegan
    ViserableVegan 11 meses atrás

    So instead of 4 inches apart, the instructions should have said 3.25 inches apart or something along those lines. Is there a general consensus on the standard procedure here? Measure the gap between points, or measure the space including the points?

  • Greki K
    Greki K Mês atrás

    If I were driving through that I'd feel I was driving to my own funeral.

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 3 meses atrás +1

    Imagine driving a car on this road at midnight

  • Nathan Jacobs
    Nathan Jacobs 11 meses atrás

    Imagine not knowing about this road and going over it.

  • Hoshimaru57
    Hoshimaru57 2 meses atrás

    Okay…it took me a bit to comprehend (for some reason, maybe I’m tired) but what you’re saying is you need to subtract the width of the grooves from how far apart they are in other for it to sound right. Correct?

  • Never Snows
    Never Snows Anos atrás

    I thought it was bcs of the car beeing in kovement along with the person that is hearing, so it would sound normal to a stationary observer- but nope! They did the same mistake i fear doing when calculating stuff like sheet metal.

  • Topic - Topic
    Topic - Topic 2 anos atrás +3167

    I remember the commercial where they were promoting the car, they had footage of them going and measuring the grooves with calipers, and then easing up to an exact speed, and listening intently, and then that lethargic, tuneless groan resonated throughout the vehicle. They then proceeded to congratulate themselves, acting almost as if they didn't know what it was supposed to sound like. It was embarrassing.

    • TheMegax Plus
      TheMegax Plus Mês atrás +1

      Search "2009 Honda Civic musical road"

    • Faiz Ahmed
      Faiz Ahmed 2 meses atrás

      @Lobster c,Zz

    • The X Gamer
      The X Gamer 2 meses atrás +48

      @Majestic Oak Wish me luck boys. I shall explore the link. Should I not return, I shall be presumed deceased, and the link be the source my undoing.

    • Majestic Oak
      Majestic Oak 2 meses atrás +30

      youtu[dot]be/YR5Cejq2uyc
      replace the [dot] with the period button should do the trick. I think the last guy who posted it got scrubbed.

    • Larry Johnson
      Larry Johnson 2 meses atrás +2

      Here is the link yall

  • wells
    wells 5 meses atrás

    I wonder if you could have half of the lane as a different set of notes and the notes would be heard either individually or as a mess of sound

  • The_Cool_Kid plays
    The_Cool_Kid plays Anos atrás +22

    Ahhhh yes my favorite instrument
    C E M E N T

  • Juha Penttinen
    Juha Penttinen 6 meses atrás

    you have to do it 100+mph to make it sound even remotely in tune

  • xzn1989
    xzn1989 2 meses atrás

    Well, I mean, with a lot of trial and error and a powerful enough car, you can still make it sound right, albeit with a bit of glissando

  • HiddenWindshield
    HiddenWindshield 2 anos atrás +16186

    If I ever own a house with a long driveway, I'm going to make my driveway play Megalovania when someone pulls up.

  • jude999
    jude999 2 meses atrás

    Its getting to the point where we can't escape the constant menace of extraneous
    noise.

  • Samuel E Burgess
    Samuel E Burgess Anos atrás

    Seems the wheel base of the vehicle and the speed effects the time interval between the front and rear tires hitting a groove would distort the tune also.