Why California’s musical road sounds terrible

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott, this time about something which I’ve mentioned on social media before – musical roads:

In Lancaster, California, there’s a musical road. When you drive over it, it plays the William Tell Overture. Unfortunately, it’s out of tune. Here’s why.

The road is meant to ‘play’ the William Tell Overture. Here’s a better version, especially for parents.


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