14 June 2010

Sound the Great Shofar

תקע בשופר גדול


The sound this thing makes can be deafening and sounds a lot like a shofar.
Is this a precursor to the Shofar that's gonna be sounded when Moshiach comes? Maybe this is Hashem's way of preparing the world, go figure...

Vuvuzela

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Vuvuzela made of plastic
The vuvuzela (English pronunciation: /vuːvuːˈzeɪlə/) , sometimes called a "lepatata" (its Setswana name) or a stadium horn, is a blowing horn approximately 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length. It is commonly blown by fans at football matches in South Africa.[1] The instrument requires some lip and lung strength to blow and emits a loud monotone (B3). A similar instrument (known as corneta in Brazil and other Latin American countries) is used by football fans in South America.[2] Vuvuzelas have been controversial.[3] They have been associated with permanent noise-induced hearing loss,[4] cited as a possible safety risk when spectators cannot hear evacuation announcements,[5] and potentially spread colds and flu viruses on a greater scale than coughing or shouting.[6][7] Commentators have described the sound as "annoying" and "satanic" [8] and compared it with "a stampede of noisy elephants,"[9] "a deafening swarm of locusts,"[10] "a goat on the way to slaughter"[11] and "a giant hive full of very angry bees."[12].
The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 127 decibels[13][4] contributing to football matches with dangerously high sound pressure levels for unprotected ears.[14] A new model, however, announced on 14 June 2010, has a modified mouthpiece which is claimed to reduce the volume by 20 dB(A).[13]

2 comments:

afinkle221 said...

For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments, we have written extensively on the Shofar and have three websites



1) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

http://www.hearingshofar.com
2) Shofar Sounders WebPage

http://shofar221.com
3) Shofar WebPage
http://shofar-sounders.com

afinkle221 said...

For more information about Shofar and other Holy Temple instruments, we have written extensively on the Shofar and have three websites



1) Joint Effort with Michael Chusid, an expert Shofar sounder and commentator

http://www.hearingshofar.com
2) Shofar Sounders WebPage

http://shofar221.com
3) Shofar WebPage
http://shofar-sounders.com