Ice Drumming on Lake Baikal Sounds Surprisingly Cool

What’s the world’s largest instrument? Well, probably Lake Baikal in Russia.

When the conditions are just right, Lake Baikal – the world’s deepest and largest freshwater lake – doubles as an enormous bongo drum, Mental Floss reports. Russian percussion group Ethnobeat discovered a spot on the frozen lake that produces steel drum-like sounds when played in the -20 degree Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) weather.

The musical potential of the frozen lake was discovered by accident when one of the drummers’ wives fell on the ice. The resulting boom was so enticing that they all began to drum, using their bare hands or chunks of ice as drumsticks. The beats were so pleasant they have done it again and again since.

Well, we can understand.