17th Century Ninja-Alarm-Floor

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Im siebzehnten Jahrhundert bauten sie in Japan Alarmanlagen gegen Ninjas in ihre Böden, so wie das in den Zeichnungen und Videos aussieht flächendeckend, ein bisschen wie'n vintage Sensor-Boden gegen Ninjas. Whoa!

In 16th-Century Japan, rumors of ninja prowess began to spread. And by the 17th Century, clever castle-builders designed a countermeasure to alert sleeping residents if there was a ninja sneaking around. The design feature was called uguisubari, or "Nightingale floors." When one walked over the floorboards, this precise noise was produced:

The builders achieved this bird-like noise by placing metal against metal. Beneath the joists, they mounted extraneous metal brackets with nails driven through them.

C77: Castles Designed with Anti-Ninja Flooring – A clever bird-mimicking 17th-Century security system

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