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
“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.