Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Bullroarer

R. Brian Norton rbnorton@attbi.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 19:03:13 -0700


-----Original Message-----
From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Kate Adams
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 6:03 PM
To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Bullroarer

At 08:15 PM 5/31/02 +0000, Stephen Scott wrote:
>The bull-roarer makes a humming or whirring sound when spun around 
>rapidly. Aboriginal men used these as a signal to the women and children 
>to keep away from their secret ceremonies.

In my household, All-Talk Sports Radio is used for a similar purpose ...