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Sound effect knife block

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When removing a knife from this otherwise-normal-appearing knife block, the "shhhhinggg" sound effect of a sword being drawn from a scabbard is played.
tatterdemalion, Oct 15 2012

http://www.voodooknifeblock.co.uk/ [calum, Oct 16 2012]


       Why not also the sound of bees, and the dispensing of jam?
rcarty, Oct 15 2012

       Totally needless pedantry: The "sound of a sword being drawn" is the sound of metal scraping, which is a sign that something is wrong, somewhere---probably the edge of the sword is being dulled.   

       That said, you could probably nail a tin can's lid to the knife block, and slide the back of the knife against it.
baconbrain, Oct 15 2012

       How about an anxious voice saying “Oh my god he's got a knife in his hand! He just picked up a knife! Please god leave me along, don't use the knife, please put the knife down now, we can talk about this OK?”
pocmloc, Oct 15 2012


       (But what [BB] said too).
8th of 7, Oct 15 2012

       How about an Arthurian version? Make the block out of stone, with strong magnets holding the knife in place. If you're strong enough to pull it out, a trumpet from heaven sounds, and declares you King of England.
Wrongfellow, Oct 15 2012

       The knife block should emit a gurgled scream when you replace a knife in the block.
hippo, Oct 15 2012

       Excalibur knife block - [Wrongfellow], suitable for its own entry, I like that.
tatterdemalion, Oct 15 2012

       [+] but mainly for hippos comment.
PainOCommonSense, Oct 15 2012

       Totally needless pedantry part 2: Excalibur was given to Arthur by the Lady in the Lake. I'm not sure what the sword in the stone was called, but it wasn't the same one.
Wrongfellow, Oct 15 2012

       // should emit a gurgled scream //   

       Could be neatly combined with the well- known "Human Head Knife Block" (q.v.).
8th of 7, Oct 15 2012

       Did I mention that when you replace a knife in the knife block (causing it to emit a gurgled scream) the integrated ketchup dispenser is also activated?
hippo, Oct 15 2012

       Also, the little supporting struts that are discretely holding the knifeblock upright, are silently retracted.
pocmloc, Oct 15 2012

       Fantastic ! Although Presumably you would have to push the knife in just a bit further to actually dispense the ketchup, enabling both regular ketchup dispensing and preventing the unnecessary pile of ketchup on the floor.
PainOCommonSense, Oct 15 2012

       Totally Needless Pedantary in response to prior needless pedantry. Different sources refer to either the sword in the stone, or the sword from the lady as Excalibur (Caledfwlch, originally). At least one later source has both sharing a common name, as Arthur throws the former away after accidentally killing a knight, but names the new one for the old.   

       The Lady is largely a later addition to the stories, not generally found until the post vulgate literature. Since this version is used by both Tennyson and White, however, it is the best known among modern readers/viewers.
MechE, Oct 15 2012

       Is the Monty Python quote even necessary here? Not really? Hm, okay.   

       Oh, what the hell: “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”
ytk, Oct 15 2012

       A rusty grating sound would be my choice [+]
xenzag, Oct 15 2012

       What sound does a rusty grating make?
baconbrain, Oct 15 2012

       It would make the sound of iron oxide diffracting.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2012

       //Sound effect knife block//   

FlyingToaster, Oct 15 2012

       that's what she said...   

       [MaxB], I liked the "diffracting" comment.
baconbrain, Oct 15 2012

       Aww, thanks, [bacon].
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2012

       I've always held the opinion that when drawing a blade of any type it is best to make no sound whatsoever.
Alterother, Oct 15 2012

       <Sound of Lightsabre activating>
8th of 7, Oct 15 2012

       Ah, yes, I do like that one. Solid blades should always be silent, however. It's one of their primary advantages over other, um, implements.
Alterother, Oct 15 2012

       I like it. [+]
doctorremulac3, Oct 15 2012

       cool sound effects[+]
Voice, Oct 16 2012

       There ought to be a Chinese copy, which for some strange reason, gives the sound of a machine gun against the dancing movement of the block.
Ling, Oct 16 2012

       @ [2 fries]   

theleopard, Oct 16 2012

       Very much approve of this idea. Stamped with the blissmiss Good House Keeping stamp!
blissmiss, Oct 16 2012

       I suggest building this feature into the knife block *without* advertising it to the buyer, AND having it happen only the first time. The user will spend his whole life trying to get that sound to happen again, to no avail.
phundug, Oct 16 2012


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