Crocodile Dundee Whirly Thing
Wayne Hill (whill@CBIS.ECE.DREXEL.EDU)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 12:56:17 -0400
I'm trying to get information on something used in the Crocodile Dundee II
movie. When Dundee was in the outback he communicated with the aborigines
using a piece of wood? on a piece of cord that he swung around and it made
a errie whirring sound. Different pitches depending on how fast he swung
it around. I thought if it was simple to work I could get the patrols to
make them and use them to communicate with each other from a distance, or
use it some night after a scary story.
Anyway, does anybody know what I'm talking about???
What's it called and do you have instructions on making this thing?
Is there any standard communication code for this thing like Morse Code?
Or was this whole thing just a Hollywood gimmick?
Maybe our friends "down under" can clear things up for me.
BTW I saw the Eco-Challenge on the Discovery Channel that took place in
Australia all I can say is "WOW" great country! I wonder how many of the
competitors had a scouting background.
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