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Sound Details

  • Rating: 3.5 Stars with 528 ratings
  • Category: Household
  • Released: over 8 years ago
  • Size: 5.86 MB
  • Open in Ambiance (iOS)
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Bug Zapper

Innocent little bugs are beckoned to the bright blue light of this backyard only to be burnt alive by the overwhelming amount of volts streaming through the bulbs, frying their little wings under intense amounts of heat. You would hardly notice the horrific scene playing out at the corner of the porch if it wasn't for the sizzling sound that occurs every time another bug if fried to a crisp. A light source attracts insects to an electrical grid, where they are electrocuted by touching two wires with a high voltage between them. The name stems from the characteristic zap sound produced when an insect is electrocuted. In its October 1911 issue, Popular Mechanics magazine had a piece showing a model "fly trap" that used all the elements of a modern bug zapper, including electric light and electrified grid. The design was executed by two unnamed Denver men and was conceded to be too expensive to be of practical use. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the first bug zapper was patented in 1934 by William F. Folmer and Harrison L. Chapin. This sound uses the following file from Freesound:

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