Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare
Computer Science
02 May 2012

World's Quietest Room @ - -9.4 decibels - Inner peace anyone?

An anechoic chamber in Minneapolis's Orfield Laboratory holds the Guinness world record for the world's quietest place at -9.4 decibels. As humans can only detect sounds above 0 decibels, the chamber is virtually soundless. The room consists of a mesh floor, walls lined with meter-long sound-proofing wedges, and a meshed ceiling. People inside the chamber can hear their own stomach, heart, or even ears, as the ear makes its own noise when it does not detect sound.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio

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I think most of the people entering will come screaming out after 10 minutes or so. 😨 What do you think?
6 years ago
Silence is the top distraction.
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
I think it will be the best for meditation and Kung-Fu practice. ☕ What say, CEans?
silverscorpion

silverscorpion

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6 years ago
AbraKaDabra
the ear makes its own noise when it does not detect sound.
What?? 😲 I didn't know that before!! Should be fun to try it out! 😁 😀
Mr.Don

Mr.Don

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6 years ago
My inner's are super super peaceful. 😁
ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

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6 years ago
Yeah, a simple constructional innovation. Or should I say, one of the best sound dampening techniques?

I think, the wood has intelligently been included to utilize the perforations in it to damp the sound. Also, wedge shapes ensure lot of air space.
AbraKaDabra
I think it will be the best for meditation and Kung-Fu practice. ☕ What say, CEans?
The place is best for you Panda
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
I think the reason why we hear our stomach or ears is because of the effect known as sensory deprivation. Your ears would no longer be dealing with all of that background noise, so everything would become exponentially louder. Just like how your eyes adjust to darkness.
Correct me if I am wrong.

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