Long/ Live/ the sound of extinct objects

Phones today beep and buzz. MP3s don’t scratch. Noises that were once familiar, such as the clacking of manual typewriter keys or the ding of the gas station driveway bell, have all but vanished. Kara Kovalchik of MentalFloss.com shares these and other sounds your kids have probably never heard.

Worth a listen just for the sound of a photograph being dispensed from a Polaroid camera, or the click of the dial on a rotary phone.

From A Broken Record, and Other Sounds Kids Don’t Know {talk of the nation} and 11 sounds your kids have probably never heard {mental floss}.