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55th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest Creates Unique Noise

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KEY WEST, Florida  --  What a sound! On Saturday afternoon, dozens of people gathered in Florida for the 55th annual Conch Shell Blowing contest.

Winners were not only able to blast noise, but also melodies to songs.

Blowing into the shell is a centuries-old method of signaling in the Florida Keys and is also a symbol of the islands.