This sounds like something of an April Fool’s story, but it’s true. An advertising company from California has cut grooves into the tarmac of a road near Lancaster, California, which then plays a tune when a car drives over it. Essentially, the road surface is now akin to an old-fashioned LP, and car tyres are performing the role of a record player’s stylus.
The tune that is played is the Cavalry Charge from Rossini’s William Tell Overture. All of which gives a new meaning to the term a classical track. Unfortunately, the stunt has not been welcomed by local residents who have demanded that the road be resurfaced to silence the sound of the Lone Ranger’s theme tune.
However, the experience has been captured on tape, and can still be heard on the BBC’s website.