Science: Whistling in a Bathtub

"On the evening of Oct. 8, I was at Angmering-on-Sea, and my host, Mr. Kenneth Barnes, called me to listen to the wind playing, and took me to the bathroom, which faced down wind. The wind was blowing hard and gustily, and was producing a most amazing effect—exactly as though a flageolet were being played by a human performer. . . ." Through London's clubs last month droned the account of Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget's "most extrawd'nry" experience in that bathroom and his clever solution of the mystery, which he promptly...

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