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Honda's Musical Road To Be Paved Over

This strip of road in Lancaster, California is one of only a handful of roads in the world that will "sing" as you drive over it. The music comes from the noise made by tires passing over a series of carefully cut groves in the road's surface. Now local residents want it all to be paved over, just because not everyone drives a Honda Civic at exactly the right speed. Made by Honda as part of an upcoming advertising campaign, the road's incredibly out-of-tune rendition of "The William Tell Overture" (you might know it as the theme from The Lone Ranger) attracted tourists but annoyed locals to no end. Honda states that the road was tuned specifically to the tires and wheelbase of a Civic, so that may explain why it sounds so terrible in this video. We're thinking that the neighbors living about a half mile away and can't get to sleep at night from the racket really don't care to hear it at all. [CBS2, dailybreeze](Hat tip to Rene!)

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LandofMinos
LandofMinos: ...sent down to strike the unroadworthy!

Well it's quite a novel idea.

What they should be doing is using this technology on the I-495 in DC to the tune of ACDC's Highway To Hell.