Incredible Giant Xylophone Built In Forest

This incredible xylophone was built in the middle of a forest by the Japanese advertising agency Drill Inc. The video was commissioned by NTT DoCoMo, which is the largest mobile phone operator in Japan. It was created to be used in a commercial for their new phone featuring a wooden case. What better way to advertise the phone’s natural casing than by cutting down tons of trees in order to build a giant xylophone?

Putting any environmental criticisms aside, the xylophone is extremely impressive. As a ball travels down the instrument each key plays an individual note of Johann Sebastian Bach’s classical song, Cantata 147 — . It may be hard to tell at times since the rhythm is not perfect but cut these guys some slack — they built a giant xylophone in the middle of a forest.

The xylophone was reported as being close to one mile long, but some skeptics actually calculated the speed of the ball against the time of the song and found it to be no more than 45 or so meters — hilariously short of one mile.

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