It is officially called a “musical road” and it is pretty amazing. They are known to exist in Denmark, South Korea, and America, yet the road in Japan called Melody Road is perhaps the most famous.
The first road was created in Denmark in 1994 by two artists and quickly drew attention. In Japan, Shizuo Shinoda was driving a bulldozer when he accidentally scraped markings into the road. After driving over the markings he realized that he could create tunes that would vibrate up the car and make a song. In 2007, Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute advanced Shinoda’s designs and then created the Melody Road.
They cut grooves into the concrete at certain intervals and discovered that the closer the grooves, the higher the pitch. The Japanese song “Miagete goran yoru no hoshi wo” plays when you drive over one 250 meter space and another plays “Memories of Summer.” Hokkaido Research plans to create several more because people enjoy driving on them so much. Would you? Tell us in the comments!