The ancient device devours the still water, whipping it upward in ways that keep the awe and magic of life bubbling beyond their usual measure. If you can let the mysterious screw spin your stagnant energies up into the sky then you will also begin to believe that magic is possible for you as well. This device, also known as an Archimedes Screw or screw pump, is a machine historically used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into higher elevation irrigation ditches. Though the screw pump is commonly attributed to Archimedes, it was actually used for centuries before him, in Egypt. This device was also used for reclaiming submerged land from under sea level in the Netherlands and other places in the creation of polders. A part of the sea would be enclosed and the water would be pushed up out of the enclosed area, starting the process of draining the land for use in agriculture. The principle is also found in pescalators, which are Archimedes screws designed to lift fish safely from ponds and transport them to another location. This technology is primarily used at fish hatcheries as it is desirable to minimize the physical handling of fish. This sound uses the following file from Freesound: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=118822
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