New spinning toy!

Posted by admin on July 9th, 2010 filed in General, Toys

When we lived across the river from the train tracks, train whistles were just part of the normal background noises in the apartment.  I even learned that trains blow their horns in a pattern of long-long-short-long before an intersection of railroad and road.  Thankfully, one train sound I never heard was the engineer laying on the horn non-stop, blaring it in an effort to move a sleeping steer from the tracks before plowing it over and causing a horrible death.  But now, thanks to this new toy we picked up, I can imagine that noise!

This spinning top has little air vents in the bottom so it makes a sound when you get it going really fast.  Both Beren and I think it sounds like a slightly desperate, distant train.  It’s a little unnerving, but still neat.

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