February 19, 2014 - submitted by Noah, Ireland

Q. What is that strange noise at the beginning of Coldplay's lovely song Amsterdam?


The Oracle replies:

Somewhere in this world is a small group of people coming together determined to find the answer to this question. It's been one of the the most asked questions the past two weeks!
It's neither a UFO nor a submarine; it's just an effect. It's not like a tangible sound like the beginning of Easy to Please which is secretly recorded atmospheric noise.