Here’s Russian percussion group Ethnobeat turning Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest lake, into a 12,000-square-mile drum kit. It almost seems like a cleverly overdubbed video (especially at the beginning when you don’t see the people drumming), but I checked with physicists and percussionists who say it’s real — the trick is the resonant ice sheets that are deeply embedded in the lake ice, making for a kind of natural xylophone.

In fact, while we’re at it, here’s a guy who made an ice xylophone:

Obviously, this is yet another reason we need to address global warming before the Arctic ice cover disappears. I mean what the heck are these people going to play then? DRUMS?

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