Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ring, ring, why don't you give me a call?
This is absolutely the coolest thing I've ever seen. This, dear readers, is the Telemegaphone (a beautiful name for a beautiful instrument).
Yep, it's a mega telephone which stands on the top of Bergskletten mountain in Dalsfjord, Norway. If you dial +47 90 369389 whatever you say will be broadcast across the fjord and valley to the town of Dale below.
It simultaneously appeals to my socialist spirit AND desire to take over the world. Also it's got something to do with fjords, and how cool are fjords? (In a similar vein to fjords, maelstroms are very cool too - those whacky Nords.)
So the very existence of the Telemegaphone and the tantalising fact that WE HAVE THE PHONE NUMBER immediately begs the question, what would you say when it answered?
But don't fret if you get a busy signal when you call: it’s because the line is closed for the deer hunting season, just try again later.