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Radio Lab: The Walls of Jericho

Given that I’ve told half a dozen people to go listen to this in the last week, it’s probably worthy of posting.  Our friends at Radio Lab had a great piece a couple months back where they look at the Bible story where 7 trumpeters bring down the walls of Jericho.  They ask the question, how many trumpeters would it take to bring down a wall like that?  Along the way you learn quite a bit about acoustics, the science of sound.

It’s about 15 minutes and available on their website.