MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

The hydraulophone is the opposite of the pyrophone in that it uses the flow of water instead of fire to make music.

  • Invented by Canadian researcher Steve Mann
  • The hydraulophone is played by blocking water from flowing out of one or more of the small holes on its surface
  • The small holes often have reeds in them like you would find in a wind instrument
  • When the water is redirected through those reeds, a musical note is played
  • The hydraulophone is closely related to the flute, or the pipe organ

MINI BION

“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.