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global ringing stone harvesting company

…because they are a very under-used commodity
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a company that collects ringing stones worldwide for a variety of purposes.

the very large ones could be set out in a circular arena for rock concerts. it seems that music within the circle can be enhanced by careful placing of the stones.

as a village to village alarm sounding device when all the electric stuff has let you down. churches could use them when the usual set of bell ringers are all down with flu.

unusual garden features with an automatic hammer attachment to ward off moles (these mysterious rocks were traditionally held to keep fauna and flora at bay…)

tiny ones could be used set in a pair of wedding rings, that when knocked together, create your personal “ommmm” sound for magical togetherness moments or singly to summon your loved one to dinner.

smallish ones would make great doorbells.

po, Mar 20 2004

listen to a variety of ringing stones here. http://www.unmuseum.org/ringrock.htm
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

stone precussion (sic) http://homepage.eir...toneprecussion.html
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Stalagpipe organ http://luraycaverns.com/
Check this one out [po] if you haven't seen it yet. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2004, last modified Mar 04 2009]

a re-discovered site in southern India http://news.bbc.co..../nature/3520384.stm
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Booming Dunes http://www.seedmaga...he_booming_dune.php
Mystery a step closer [Dub, Jul 27 2006]


       Hang them as earrings "to ward off moles" and warts.
FarmerJohn, Mar 20 2004

       you would need two on each ear like cherries
po, Mar 20 2004

       Damn! Why do my rocks always ring when I'm in the shower?
Detly, Mar 20 2004

       Stoning mobs made melodic?
FarmerJohn, Mar 20 2004

       Amazing, makes me want to landscape the back yard around a stone xylophone. (+)   

       /wedding rings/ - heh!
bungston, Mar 20 2004

       Rock and roll!
RayfordSteele, Mar 20 2004

       Could I get my home phone ring tones to be ringing stones...?
DrCurry, Mar 21 2004

       neat link 2fries   

       why is the guy at the organ dressed?
po, Mar 21 2004

       His stalacpipe was getting cold.   

       I used to live not far from Ringing Rocks. (And also Boulder Field, which was very similar except the rocks didn't ring.) I kinda think the rocks should be left where they are.
waugsqueke, Mar 21 2004

       Where's the money in that?!
DrCurry, Mar 21 2004

       I like this. [+]
zigness, Mar 22 2004

       Oh my goodness! I live really close to Luray Caverns! Freaky! 'Course, I've never heard of this before, but that is so cool! How'd you hear about them, [2fries]?
ghillie, Mar 22 2004

       Fashion ringing rocks into fenceposts and construct an Aeolian harp fence.
egbert, Mar 22 2004

       I really need to shut up before my identity is given away and the angry trolls come to execute me...
ghillie, Mar 22 2004

       I honestly don't remember where I heard about the cave organ [ghillie] I've sure never been there. Probably from a documentary channel or in a science magazine.   

       is that a product you are in need of, toadi?
po, Mar 23 2004

       Some Stalactites also ring. Add to the collection!
Btw, I don't know how many times I read the title, but I always read it as "Global ringing tones", as in mobile phones. Oh damn, I just saw the link for the organ.
Ling, Mar 23 2004

       Rolling stones.
skinflaps, Mar 23 2004

       Might as well ask, does anyone live near me?
ghillie, Mar 23 2004

       I expect so, yes. Why don't you look out the window?
egbert, Mar 23 2004

       Although I love ringing rocks and have rung them myself, I don't believe that: "a company that collects ringing stones worldwide for a variety of purposes", is a good idea. A company like that would be knocking off the top of mountains to find the rocks and then paying king George W. to look the other way. No sir, I don't like it.
gootyam, Mar 23 2004

       nice one dub!
po, Jul 27 2006

       Not to pick nits, 2fries, but "stone xylophone" is a contradiction. A xylophone is, by definition, made of wood. And wood can't be a stone.   

       Well, OK, to pick nits.   

       Wait, what about Ron Wood?
John I, Feb 15 2007

       I was thinking today - I don't get to spend so much time here as I'd like (Jutta for world leader; blah blah blah) - just fancied re-visiting this one for old time sake.
po, Jun 11 2008

       //"stone xylophone" is a contradiction.//   

csea, Jun 11 2008


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