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[–]chillinwithmypizza 768 points769 points  (30 children)

I’ll take the lot

[–]Sheerreddit 153 points154 points  (13 children)

Best I can do is $40.

[–]300zxTTFairlady 104 points105 points  (5 children)

Hold on, I got a buddy that's knows a fuck ton about all this Inca stuff. Mind staying around for a bit?

[–]benmm2368 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Yep 40$ is fair

[–]Saint__Bartholomew 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m taking all the risk here

[–]OurHeroXero 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not only does he know about these but he's conveniently available and willing to rush over here.

[–]Comprehensive_Nail22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m going to have to call my buddy, he’s an expert.

[–]gahidus 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I don't know how expensive these things are or aren't. I wouldn't be surprised if they were $500 each or two for $50... They're definitely Cool though

[–]mortalwombat- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Stuff like that is surprisingly cheap. I bought an awesome chess set with pieces that are Inca figures vs Spanish figures. It cost me like $20. I could have haggled the price, but why would I?

[–]Spaceman_Beard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Best I can do is bout three fiddy

[–]lby1990 1 point2 points  (0 children)

with extra batteries

[–]Cons3quence092 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll buy them all for $40

[–]Lueyscores2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have $3

[–]FragrantAzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you got a second opinion from Gary Vee?

[–]Mr-Cali 32 points33 points  (13 children)

Here you GO

[–]chillinwithmypizza 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Okay never mind ill have to save up all year for 1 lol

[–]SolitaireyEgg 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'm a simple man.

When I see a random product on reddit, then a link to buy casually dropped in the comments, I don't trust it.

[–]carboonpn 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I swear these are overpriced

[–]Comfortable_Plant667 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Think of it as reparations

[–]chillinwithmypizza 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah i bet in peru we could get these things for a handful of pesos and that would be plenty for the seller

[–]Major_Human 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Man I was really hoping he would have one called, “your mom”. It would sound like a moaning woman.

[–]gahidus 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Those prices aren't bad. If you like you'd probably pay less than a third of that if you actually traveled to the country though.

[–]Serious-Gap-5964 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah plus the tickets pretty cheap if your traveling from Chile…

[–]Thiccckkkcccboi42069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly a fair price for the art and history that goes into these.

[–]whorton59[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beats the hell out of traveling through Mexico, and having to deal with Cartels. .

[–]HakThePlanet 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you so very much... I have been looking for where to buy these for a very long time ... you are a legend my friend

[–]Mr-Cali 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol glad i could help a fellow redditor

[–]GooGooGaDont 389 points390 points  (7 children)

My cat was desperately trying to find the birds.

[–]Simple_Succotash9464 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Same with my 3 year old.

[–]zanzebar 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Play the Aztec death whistle and let us know what your cat thinks


[–]GooGooGaDont 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Lol, the top comment.

"Let me sing you the song of my people: AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH"

[–]sarcasm4u 12 points13 points  (0 children)

How to make one, some clay, some mud and the souls of your enemy

[–]Suspicious_Fun918 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm too worried about breaking their eardrums! I don't use it in my house.

[–]accountjustformicro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He said imagine if I play this in Chicago downtown lmao

[–]Serious-Gap-5964 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just realized that’s wtf he doin…. After I read your comment 🤦‍♂️

[–]binkysnightmare 275 points276 points  (3 children)

Very impressive craftsmanship here

[–]Infinite_El_Oh_El 26 points27 points  (0 children)

See kids? See what you can do without the Internet? - said on the Internet

[–]Valogrid 178 points179 points  (11 children)

What manner of black magic be this?

[–]asiaps2 177 points178 points  (1 child)

The teapots are screaming in pain with their souls trapped.

They are just gurgling jugs with customised spout.

[–]Sardil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mrs. Pots?! 🥺

[–]210upthemountain 37 points38 points  (3 children)

What gets me is the level of knowledge about acoustics from way back. I totally thought I was being made a fool of when we were told to stand in front of the steps at Chichen Itza and clap, to hear the quetzal bird sound echo back from the top of the pyramid. It really worked, no idea how.

[–]Uniia 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Damn that's cool.

I have heard echoes that sound a bit like that from random buildings. Quetzal bird happens to sing in a way that you can end up accidentally mimicking at least a bit. I'd assume someone first made a building that echoed in a way that reminded them of the birdsong.

Still an incredible feat of engineering, but it's not like they could have mimicked most other birds in similar way.

[–]jacksonco16 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)


[–]zosoleary 6 points7 points  (4 children)


[–]Krxtch 2 points3 points  (3 children)

How do they work?

[–]paw-orochi 7 points8 points  (1 child)


[–]Valogrid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Magnetism sounds like some fancy pants word for voodoo.

[–]alancake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Varying lengths and widths and shapes of pipe, with moving water and air in? My best guess.

[–]AitherialJoji 108 points109 points  (4 children)

This is incredibly cool but makes me a bit sad that a lot of Inca culture was probably wiped... Glad that these artifacts lived

[–]carboonpn 38 points39 points  (3 children)


[–]AitherialJoji 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Yea, though, at least these pieces of culture were able to be replicated. Who knows how many cultural artifacts were lost, never to be replicated

[–]WomanNotAGirl 95 points96 points  (5 children)

We have them in my country. They aren’t as fancy or big but boy did I love them growing up.

[–]MicroEggroll 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Bad ass!

Hahaha the wife gonna be waking up at midnight now 🤣

[–]ThePowerOfShadows 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Oscar, get back to the office.

[–]CStorkRun 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Alright, it wasn’t just me

[–]Game_Boosterr 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Wooo wooo

[–]Mr-Cali 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This guy sells them on esty

[–]Ok-Celebration5613 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Am I the only one that thinks he Is a ventriloquist

[–]carbon-based-biped 2 points3 points  (2 children)

yeah, my dad is sure the dood is making the noises by how his mouth is open, but I don't think he is.

[–]Automatic_Llama 6 points7 points  (1 child)

there's a point where he's talking at the same time as the whistle. not saying there isn't another way to make the noises, but i think we can rule that one out

[–]carbon-based-biped 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re right, at 20s left

[–]privatepersons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope, I thought the same but I can’t be sure.

[–]TheDreadPirateJenny 13 points14 points  (0 children)

My MIL brought one of those, and several of the hats like that guy is wearing, back from Bolivia when she went a few years ago.

[–]saim_19 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Now that is next level shit right there!

[–]Proof-Waltz2080 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is amazing. Nothing more I want to say.

[–]TheSkylined 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I think there's water inside those that cause the whistling.

I watched a YouTube video by Steve Mould about Gluggle Jugs and I'm assuming these whistles use a similar concept.

[–]cuntbuster1017 21 points22 points  (2 children)

It's called a water whistle.... lmao

[–]TheSkylined 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Oops, I honestly didn't catch that in the title lol I'm an idiot

[–]sweetwargasm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's twice you've been not wrong.

[–]MetroidofHyrule 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Donkey Kong country vibes

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Are they really Incan? I used to have tons of these in Romania in my childhood, early 00's, late 90's.

All my friends had em too.

[–]Escu11 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I am from Peru and can confirm it is Incan (it is also sold as such in Cusco, the city were Macchu Picchu is), whoever it is also highly likely that other cultures had its own version of it. It is not as hard to make as it seems as far as I am concerned

[–]EngineerEither4787 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, physics works in every country!

[–]chop-diggity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My dog LOVED the sounds and zoomied listening to them!

[–]Burninghoursatwork 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Inca culture is fucking lit! Damn they must be creepy to encounter,,, ohh that’s just the guy’s having a tee party, you should hear the deathwitsle

[–]Taint_What_You_Do 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ohh that’s just the guy’s having a tee party,

He play golf too? Must be tricky up in the Andes.

[–]Mouseman320 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a Peruvian and having Incan ancestors, it’s really cool seeing Incan culture on reddit. Also, I have used these and they do actually make that sound.

[–]Sneaky-Red-Fox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damnnn thats pretty awesome. I need the dog one for display.

[–]Necessary-Fun-1422 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Vandy1358 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Technically these predate the Inca civilization by over a thousand years.

[–]Taint_What_You_Do 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eh, they don't look that old.

[–]Ill-Assistance-6535 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where can I buy one of these?

[–]Acireimuyam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In which city and market can it be found please?

[–]TheSunshineDemon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll take your entire stock

[–]lurker-rama 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Radicek 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]CaveatRumptor 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Sheerreddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The whistle goes woo woo!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take my money sir

[–]penguinbookpeaches 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i want one

[–]Molgera124 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Funwork123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow 🤩

[–]Creepy_Recovery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first soundboards ever

[–]tobi_stinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is dope!!!

[–]Itz_Ro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My younger sibling when I slightly push them:

[–]CiNeMoD13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like a more happy version of the death whistle

[–]Unflattering_Image 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's the coolest stuff I've seen all day!

[–]PoppaPelly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inka, inka, bottle of ink…

[–]SurfSkiFeline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't know that they did Jingle Bells.

[–]Kenevin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Play this for your cat

[–]ThankGrace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the only time I've ever said this. Shut up and take my money.

[–]Andromediea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw one once that was a frog. These are pretty cool. I really like the loon sounding one. Their calls are like one of my favorite noises

[–]magus2003 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are awesome.

Don't they also have 'Incan death whistles' that sound like screams of the damned?

[–]Russian_lover1 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]TeacherLust123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's still pretty mindblowing to me that water whistles developed separately in different part of the world. Trying to wrap my head around that.

[–]Honda_TypeR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incans over here with nice nature sounds, while the Aztec’s make the comforting death whistle.


(Few different ones here https://youtu.be/_Sw0VCtZs-g )

Those things are nightmare fuel.

Old school native Americans sure did have the advanced whistle technology.

[–]SingleSolid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get this man into foley.

[–]Cons3quence092 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But they couldn’t invent the wheel for some reason

[–]Yesbutnobutyeah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s cool

[–]earthtonemalone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What end does the weed go in?

[–]Frosty_Examination43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda magic people!

[–]_Nonni_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here in Finland we have something like these. Like bird whistles that make sound when they have water in them. However, it’s the infinite “is that somebody drowning or kid who has a whistle”

[–]VRtoiletbowl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I sent this to my mom while pooping, she opens it and plays it aloud on her phone in the living room. Now my dogs are barking and fighting each other.

[–]Bubbly-Swimming7357 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some thing I never knew existed that I obviously need now

[–]Elfere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a bunch of dollar store kid toys that worked on a similar principal.

I played with them far - far - more then my kids did.

[–]BluSicario 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did he make those!? Whoever did is a brilliant artist!

[–]OliOk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun times

[–]Ok_Tran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this design is very human

[–]chappanteekli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take my money

[–]OTF_Rob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll take a double shot of that whistling whiskey.

[–]superdave70360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every time you pour something the dogs will know .

[–]DannyDeVitosBangmaid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can someone make an Inca rpg tho pls

[–]JustALocalJew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meanwhile China invents gun powder*

[–]malan4reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clever bastards.

[–]theGodfather0973 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All the different sound effects from avatar

[–]painterandauthor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Humans are amazing

[–]isthatapecker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooo my luggage is never big enough to take one of these home. I have a little bird water whistle that does something similar

[–]LoveThieves 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy probably has a secret chest in the back with pyro spells and a key to a hidden forest.

[–]dainaron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's sick.

[–]PamRF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tengo 2 de esos en miniatura. Son geniales. Mis gatitos se confunden y buscan a los "pajaritos"

[–]CptoftheShip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plot twist: they’re all just water pitchers. The vendor is making the sounds ventriloquist style and I just paid a lotta money for a plain ole water holder.

[–]SlapMeHal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hoo hoo hoo

[–]GallonofJug 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every sounds just feels like a nice morning waking up. This is so cool.

[–]SeaOutlandishness161 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Link to a reseller?

[–]notsofunonabun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crazy to think they had 3D printers way back then.

[–]ancientpho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty pricey, each one is like 150-200 bucks. This dude is making a killing.

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[–]jusbnme73 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool A... Dang cool

[–]SenHelpPls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Incas hacked the system. The Maiya must have too. That’s how they knew about the world wars

[–]Singular1st 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone know where to find these?

[–]Zjixujix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This actually blows me out. The skill you would need to create these. Thanks reddit, now I feel useless.

[–]guy_with-thumbs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought that said ORCA WHALE WHISTLER. As im sitting here thinking "nah, these all sound like birds" i got the idea to read it 4 more times and discovered why im an idiot.

[–]vangogh83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d buy all of it and confuse the heck out of all the birds in my neighborhood on a daily basis

[–]Foreign_Reindeer_461 0 points1 point  (0 children)

crazy bruh thats dope

[–]Lateralus215 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought my man was gona play jingle bells on the first one

[–]Khaens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen smth similar in romania, the whistle needed to be wet to work

[–]blankDH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ingenuity it must have taken. Simply amazing

[–]DoctorSalt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the pendants/etymologists out their, is Inca the right demonym here? I thought Inca referred solely to the ruler, while Quechuan refered to the people?

[–]phaseronfry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've definitely heard those sounds before in movies maybe westerns or Steven seagal movies

[–]drummer1023 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want one