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Boiling water with Gregorian chants

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I was always irritated by the screech that my teakettle made to alert me that, yes, my water had finally boiled. So, I designed a whistle with a more sonorous pitch. And not satisfied with that, I installed several whistles in the kettle, each hitting a different, but harmonious note.

Now, teatime is heralded by a chorus of deep-throated whistles, sounding a lot like a Gregorian chant.
pluterday, Sep 09 2003

Melodic Kettle Whistler http://www.halfbake...20Kettle_20Whistler
pretty much the same [FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Have a pastry with your tea, I hate that screech! By the way, how big are those pipes, and how much water do I have to boil to get them going?
Don Quixote, Sep 09 2003
  

       Would you like a cu-uu-uup of teeeaaaa?
Yes please, milk but no-o-o su-gar.
squeak, Sep 09 2003
  

       prefer squeak to gregorian chant any day
po, Sep 09 2003
  

       Surely it would take ages to boil some water using a Gregorian chant?
squoink, Sep 09 2003
  

       There you go again! Ambiguous, ambiguous.
squeak, Sep 09 2003
  

       Amp the chant up to the frequencies required to create bursts of coherent light in the tea and walla! Sonoluminescence -- somewhere around high "C", I think...
Amos, Sep 09 2003
  

       Yeah,right [amos]. And around 10,000 celsius too.
Make sure you blow on your tea before drinking.
squeak, Sep 09 2003
  

       "Dei jesu domine... WHOMP!"
RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2003
  
      
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