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Audio: 165-Million-Year-Old Cricket Song Comes Back to Life

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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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Audio: 165-Million-Year-Old Cricket Song Comes Back to Life


www.wired.com

A cricket song last heard 165 million years ago has been played again.

To reconstruct the sound, paleontologists compared microscopic wing structures of fossil Archaboilus musicus, a Jurassic ancestor of modern crickets, to contemporary wings. Crickets sing — or, technically, “stridulate” — by rubbing together the ridged edges of their wings.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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Thats pretty awesome.
Just click on the link to actually hear the 165 million old cricket song.
I cannot actually link the cricket song, but if someone can please go ahead.
What do you think?
I remember not long ago, there was talk of genetically reconstructing dinos and extinct species, whats up with that?

www.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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This has answered a question that was plaguing me my whole life. "Were crickets as annoying 165 million years ago as they are today?"

Yes!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:20 AM
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very cool. I love when the paleontologists reconstruct extinct species sound making abilities. It's cool to hear the trumpeting of a mammoth, the honking of a hadrosaur, and even the chirping of a cricket.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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sure beats the singing robot mouth
)))) must see for a laugh!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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Originally posted by BBalazs

Audio: 165-Million-Year-Old Cricket Song Comes Back to Life


A cricket song last heard 165 million years ago has been played again.



Originally posted by BBalazs
Thats pretty awesome.



Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
wow thats pretty cool



Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
yes i agree with myself.






this is pretty cool, i wonder what would happen if they played the song for crickets that are alive today? would they evolve/devolve, or would their habits change?



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Good question!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by BBalazs
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sure beats the singing robot mouth
)))) must see for a laugh!


that is the scariest thing i have ever seen in my life.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:54 AM
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That is so wrong.






posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Is their a way you can embedd the audio in this thread? As i am on a cell phone and i cant listen
no plugins
.. if not no worries

Good find op



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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Good find. Thanks for sharing. I was wondering how modern crickets would react to it as well. Someone has got to find a noisy forest some where and play it loud to see what happens.

That mouth thing isn't singing... it's "humming". Nasty!!!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
this is pretty cool, i wonder what would happen if they played the song for crickets that are alive today? would they evolve/devolve, or would their habits change?

Nah. But it might ruin the mood..

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(a slow sensual song can be heard drifting through the night air)

"Hello there. Would you care to dance?" - handsome young guy cricket

"Why, yes! I would love to. I've been waiting all night for someone to ask me that. They've been playing some of my favorite songs tonight. That's why I like coming here, actually." - sexy young female cricket

"Yes, I suppose it is quite enchanting isn't it? Though nowhere near as enchanting as watching your beauty glide ever so fluid and gracefully here under the moonlight. Say, after we dance, would you care to stop on by my place? - handsome young guy cricket

"Everything is so perfect tonight. Sure! How could a girl refuse when..." - sexy female cricket

(Suddenly, the music changes to the "Oldies" station and all of the female crickets are reminded of their mothers)

"... You know, actually, I'm just going to head on home." - sexy female cricket

"Wait, no, WAIT!..." - the handsome young cricket continues...
"G** d**mit!" >



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska

Originally posted by BBalazs
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sure beats the singing robot mouth
)))) must see for a laugh!


that is the scariest thing i have ever seen in my life.


ROFL! That reminded me of nothing else so much as it did that one Muppet on tv that would follow that other professor muppet around, and just go, "Meep meep!"


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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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Originally posted by BBalazs
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sure beats the singing robot mouth
)))) must see for a laugh!


Aaannnnnd this is what happens when you mix nerds, robotics and sex toys.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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Great thread OP.
S and F.

Very Cool.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 06:46 AM
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This being a conspiracy forum, I am waiting to find out what happens when they ply the recording in reverse.

That ought to be interesting.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by BBalazs
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sure beats the singing robot mouth
)))) must see for a laugh!


You just raised the bar as in future sex toys and other methods of pleasure




posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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Hey thats awesome dude!!


Remember in Jurrasic Park when they made the voice box of the Velociraptor... guess this stuff isn't science fiction anymore



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by snowen20
This being a conspiracy forum, I am waiting to find out what happens when they ply the recording in reverse.

That ought to be interesting.

Being a conspiracy forum you should so know better!!!
They'll never tell us.



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