The “Ring of Power”’s Opening Has Some Scientific Features
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There is a rather peculiar opening to “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power”. The sands in it take on various shapes, including circles. As it turned out, J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings hide a specific scientific phenomenon behind them.
Sand images are called Chladni figures, in which minute particles assemble into precise geometric patterns on a flat surface due to acoustic phenomena. When music turns on, the sand “sinks” at the slightest vibration.
Game designer Alexander King was the first to notice this feature. The production team was alerted when his tweet received 14,000 likes. The opening perfectly conveyed the idea of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, according to creative director Anthony Vitagliano.