Monday, May 16, 2011
Why Wool is Awesome #9: Wool and Music
Ah, don't you just love the sound of wool? Don't look at us like we're crazy! Wool plays an important role in playing music and listening to music. Inside a piano, wool felt-covered hammers strike metal wires to produce sound. You can thank wool for all those years of piano lessons. Makers of stereo speakers often choose wool for absorbing the noise you don't want to hear -- so your music comes through clearly. (It's also used in some heavy machinery for a similar reason: the wool absorbs the machine noise to help protect workers' ears.) Doesn't that make you just want to sing?