Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday Weird: The Bloop

In 1997 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) recorded a sound in the ocean. Which is, of course, something it does all the time.

This noise though was a bit strange. And loud. Like, really, really loud.

So loud, in fact, that it was picked up by two different microphones over 3,000 miles apart.

The sound was dubbed "the bloop". It really doesn't sound like much at normal speeds. But when NOAA sped up the recording to 16 times the speed, it sounded like something large, dropping into the ocean. Like a "bloop".



Some scientists determined that the bloop was made by an animal. Except there's no animal large enough to make that sound. Not even a blue whale.

Most scientists now, however, believe it's actually the sound of an "icequake", when a shelf of ice cracks and breaks off in Antarctica.

BUT! One important thing to remember, is that the bloop happened only about 1000 miles from where the sunken city of R'lyeh houses Cthulhu. So I don't think we should really rule that out either.


"Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."

"In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."


 

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh crap if he's waking up!

Matthew MacNish said...

La Dagon.

Leandra Wallace said...

I agree w/Alex! I'd rather he stay asleep...

Rena said...

Calls for C'Thulu, if you haven't check them out here.

Jamie Gibbs said...

I think Cthulu would make a more ferocious sound than a bloop :P

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

DL Hammons said...

The Earth passed gas!! :)

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