People who study ancient Egypt have speculated that perhaps the pyramid builders used sound to levitate the gigantic stones into place. Mainstream scientists scoffed at this idea but now they’re taking levitation seriously.

Scientists have now levitated small live animals using only sounds. Chinese scientists have used ultrasound to levitate small amounts of incredibly heavy substances, such as iridium and mercury. In, Charles Q. Choi quotes researcher Wenjun Xie as saying, “What will happen if a living animal is put into the acoustic field? Will it also be stably levitated?”

The scientists were able to float ants, beetles, spiders, ladybugs, bees, tadpoles and fish in midair.

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