A load of bull

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  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    I discovered that some ancients made natural trumpets from a sea plant known as "BULL KELP".

    Until ten minutes ago I had never heard of such...but am now on the hunt for this sunken treasure from which to fabricate a few horns.

    If you happen to know a ready source for this reediness, please share. I have messaged the diver (marine detective) for such who filmed this video...

    bull kelp | The Marine Detective
     
  2. tobylou8

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    Sorry, I can't kelp you!!! If I do sea anything from asking my friends, weed be more than willing to help. No bull!
     
  3. gordonfurr1

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    If you DID, I would be happy to pay a "STIPE" end...
    (Stipe is what the trumpet part of the plant is called).
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    Driving down the Pacific coast, a friend and I found kelp washed on shore, cut it off on both ends, stuck a mouthpiece in and played. Sort of like a natural trumpet or an alphorn, but not a viable instrument for church or the stage.
     
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    Probably not bad, if you can get past the smell. Something really stinks!
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Receiver looks pretty big. Probably have to fish around for the right mouth piece.
     
  9. gunshowtickets

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    Holy mackerel, that's a great idea. Probably healthy for the bowels, too.
    I wonder where they came up with the "bull" part of the name?


    ETA: looks as if it was not after any part of a bull's anatomy, but more because it looks like a bull whip when it washes up and dries out.

    "The gas in bull kelp floats is up to 10 percent carbon monoxide. "
    "Nereocystis, this plant's genus, is the Greek word for "mermaid's bladder.""

    Interdasting.
     
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