The quietest place in the world will drive you crazy
It is said that "silence - gold", but there is room in the state of Minnesota in the US, which is so quiet, that after some time you will be there just unbearable. Room blocks 99, 99 per cent of external sounds, and no one has yet been able to make more than 45 minutes after having been there.
The quietest place in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records is located in South Minneapolis Laboratories Orfild (Orfield Laboratories). To achieve exceptional silence, the room used fiberglass acoustic platform meter wide, double walls of steel and insulated concrete thickness of 30 cm.
The company's founder and its president Stephen Orfild (Steven Orfield) said that when it's so quiet, your hearing starts to adapt.
"The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You begin to hear knocks on your heart, sometimes as moving your lungs or grumbles your stomach. In the anechoic chamber, you get the sound themselves, "- he explained.
Orfild explained that it was very confusing, and makes you sit in one place. We focus on the sounds that we hear when we go. In the anechoic chamber, you do not have any signals that allow you to balance and maneuver. If you find yourself here for half an hour, then it is better to stay in the chair.
This camera is used by many manufacturers to test the volume of its products, such as heart valves, the sound of a mobile phone display, the sound of a switch on the dashboard of a car. Also, it is used to determine the sound quality. But for a man such a room can become an ordeal. After a few minutes of being in it, you get used to the absence of sound, starting to catch all weaker sounds. In severe cases, a shutdown of the senses can drain you. NASA astronauts who trains brought into a tank filled with water in the room, after a while begin to experience hallucinations, as our body is trying to create the sound of nothing.
With the lights out, it's a long time that was able to sustain a person in this room is 45 minutes. The founder was able to make only half an hour. According to him, most person is not distracting noise and silence.
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