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A Novelty in Colorado: A Conch Shell You Can Use as a Loud Horn [Video]

Years back I took a cruise to the Bahamas, to the islands of Nassau and Freeport.  On the latter of those, they were selling these giant conch shells for $5.  (In the U.S., you can order one online for like $45.  Yeah, I know – Why would you do that?)

I was himmin’ & hawin’ about buying a souvenir, as buying crap adds up fast, and I’m very frugal.  Then, this awesome salesman at the shop demonstrated how to use… yes, use… this shell… Much like I do here:

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OKAY, okay, I’m not the best at it, but you get the idea.  I was never a great clarinet player either, but just so you know, you form your mouth on the shell the same way you do on a clarinet or saxophone:  pinch your lips tightly together and kind of smile – so it looks like you’re trying to keep yourself from laughing (and you may be.)  Then, pump some wind into that baby!  Kids love it!  Dogs – well, they react.  And, it’s a great conversation starter when you have company.

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