What would Animal Pianos look like?

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  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Fun fact: Hearing-wise: elephants and bats live in completely separate worlds.


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    (Typo: Bullfrog top range should be 2.79kHz, not 27.9kHz.)
     
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    An elephant piano would need a really big keyboard, and much closer to the ground. Maybe a circular one would be more efficient.
     
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    If he plays with his trunk, how can he accompany himself on the trumpet?
     
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    what is the purpoise of it all ?

    human
    cow
    elephant
    ferret
    all have similar low tone ability

    what is the evolutionary advantage of hearing low tones ?
     
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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    OK, so now I know what my next infographic needs to be: what would a keyboard look like to be played by various animals.
     
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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I'd love to see you do that!
     
  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Huffing of large feline or canine predators, hoofbeats, waterfalls, cave-in, distant thunder, grass or forest fire, rock-slide, avalanche... Any creature living in the open prairie, deep forest or under ground could benefit from early warning of natural disasters.
     
  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, please! I'm imagining some already.
     
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    Oh come on! I can't believe no one yet has mentioned anything about ''tickling the ivories''.

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    Damn!! Bats are so otherworldly.
     
  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I recently saw something about a blind man who taught himself echolocation as a child and now he teaches it to other blind people. Not as efficient as a bat's probably, because they evolved for it and we didn't.
     

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