Sunday, October 26, 2008

singing tea

this morning i made myself a cup of tea and a bagel and sat down to do some work on the computer. immediately i started hearing this high pitched humming sound. i didn't think much of it at first because we live by a factory which makes weird noises at all hours. when it got louder i thought it was the computer. but then i went to take a sip of tea and i realized it was coming from my mug of tea! what's the deal, y'all!? there wasn't anything in the mug except hot water (boiled on the stove, not in the microwave), diluted tea, and honey. no teabag. no spoon. but it was making a very distinct and audible hum/whine sound. i didn't know what else to do so i just drank it. but i felt very much like the tea was dying as i did so.

there was no one else around except the cats so i have no proof of this. but i swear it happened.


Anonymous said...

You should NOT have drunk the tea -- You should have tried to sell it on eBay!!! I mean, it was probably an angel!

Seriously, were you drinking out of a clay mug? When clay changes temperature, it pings and rings. Maybe that's it?

Love you,

Theresa said...

Another idea is that the honey could have trapped some of the air in the water that got put there when the water boiled. As it sat there and cooled the air escaped and made lots of noise when it did. But I deal in brains, not physics.