Oh how time flies when I've got insomnia! Yep, I'm not sleeping. Worrying abou tthings that won't happen for well over, oh, a yearor so, at minimum... Anxiety on the brain. Yeesh.
On June 6, 1944, radio networks across the US carried live the sound of the Liberty Bell being struck. It was struck 7 times, one time for each letter in the word "liberty". Other special events in its life included being sounded when women were granted the vote in the US, but otherwise, it was a fairly hardworking old bell until somewhere around 1840. Thus, the crack. It's believed the bell rang in what would be known musically as "E-flat" tones. Courtesy geeks doing computer modeling etc.
If you have perfect pitch, you can identify car horns by their era in the US-made cars. Until somewhere in the 1960s, the car horns were always E flat or C. After that, automakers in the US started using F-sharp or A-sharp.
Also, between 1960 and 1980, a car's horn could tell you its size. No joke. In the US, the itty-bitty cars honked a single note; mid-sized/sedans got two notes; larger sedans got 3 notes; and only a Cadillac earned a four-note honk.
Believe it or not, the reason the automakers tended to all use F-sharp or similar notes? Because it made repairs easier. I have never had to replace a car horn in life, but presumably it happens. Possibly after a sledgehammer is applied b/c the damn car alarm goes off at 3 AM if a raccoon gets too close to a certain neighbor's car... Ahem... tangent, sorry.
To produce the two-or-more notes, cars would carry two or more horns. No joke. Typically, they played notes that were not in harmony b/c the point was to get attention. Unless you're actually truly tone-deaf? Gonna work!
Note: No, they're not in the *key* of F or whatever. It's not liek they're playing scales. You may have special ones and you may have ones where the two-three notes are all F, but spearated by octaves, or any number of other things.
If you decide to install an old air horn from a locomtoive into your car, please be aware that some states do have restrictions on that. Also, make usre you top off the air cylinder on a regular basis. This has been witnessed by yours truly, and I don't recommend it. You can startle people into an accident iwth that sucker. *shiver*
And why all this? Because. I'm me. It's random. Whatever. And I was htinking of bells. And there I went.
May your Tuesday be a good one. I have to go sort out a kerfuffle for Mom when I have 1. slept more (2 1/2 hours so far) and 2. the Enemy is available. Stupid (bleeps) sent something to collections when it was paid. And I know. POA. Finance person. Have the cancelled bleeping check but OH NO, that isn't proof enough... Which is where it was left yesterday around closing time. The issue was supposedly resolved but appparently the collections agency still hasn't gotten the memo. They WILL be getting a notice from an attorney. B/c that's so fun... Ai-yi-yi.
On to Tuesday and BETTER DAYS FOR US ALL.
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Good morning, and yes, I'm in a Fibro Zone. Hot hot hot humid humid humid. May as well just crank my Fibro to nine and leave it there. Oh wait... The weather did. *sigh*Well, I started out investigating good walking shoes and wound up on anacondas of the Amazon.I'll spare you that journey (you're welcome) and settle for this tale.***Dahlia squalls.Dixie fluffs up her tail and flees.I hobble at...