Sunday, November 08, 2015

The Extreme Minuet

“The World’s Fastest Orchestra” is 43 people tossing coins in close sequence. Their target is an array of beakers with exact amounts of liquid in them. The toss takes about a second, but when the video is slowed down enough, you can hear a short piece of a minuet by Mozart. I can well believe the music, but I refuse to take the coin toss at face value. I’ve played skeeball a few times, and those simultaneous tosses cannot all be as accurate as portrayed. One missed note and one broken beaker are not enough to convince me. Still a neat video. Turns out, it’s a soda pop ad. (via the Presurfer

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