the most horrible sound in the world....


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beef supreme

the west
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 12, 2012 - 01:10pm PT

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Those guys don't know jack, or my wife when she is confronted by a spider.

Northern Mexico
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
dentist drill
beef supreme

the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
i know, right. i just watched the video- not terrible at all; although certainly not pleasant sounds. perhaps my medula oblogata is damaged.
the worst sound in the world, imo, is that crunching damaging sound of an accident or when someone falls and bashes their body and they do that deep, horrible moan of death. yuk!

edit- good call on the dentist drill. it would be nice if they could give you novacaine and earplugs to block the sound out- maybe a set of noise canceling headphones or something.

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
According to a research study by a team at the University of Newcastle, the harshest sound in the world is a knife against glass.

Guess they never heard fingernails on a chalk board.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
Dentist drill is definitely bad.

But I've always hated the sound of the velcro separating in my securely buckled harness. Every time I hear it climbing it gives me the creeps.

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:22pm PT

Social climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
is that crunching damaging sound of an accident or when someone falls and bashes their body and they do that deep, horrible moan of death. yuk!

Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
the sound of rocks falling, crashing, and wizzing thru the air above when there's no escape
beef supreme

the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
that hippo fart made my day. haven't teared up like that in a while! good find.

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
"you have the right to remain silent"
John M

Oct 12, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
"not tonight honey, I have a headache"

that hippo fart always makes me laugh
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
The sound of flesh slapping the pavement and various carbon fiber/aluminum/steel parts crunching in the peloton.

Your S/O asking if this dress makes her look fat.

The sound of a head of lettuce ripping but it's in your knee

Sport climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:02pm PT
Anytime someone says "Allah Ackbar"

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
The sound of a bone breaking. And when it is my own it is the sound and that bright flash in my brain that goes with it. Gruesome.

Oddly, nails on a chalkboard do not bother me. Back when there were actually chalkboards in the class room (now all are marker boards), placing my nails on the blackboard in preparation for a long deep scratch was a VERY EFFECTIVE means to get students' attention. :)

Trad climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
My Shop-Vac.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 12, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Anytime someone says "Allah Ackbar"

beef supreme

the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
whoops!! maybe this should be in the 'personal fail' thread!

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 05:24pm PT
In an interview with a sound effects guy, he was asked if there was one they couldn't use or something to that effect. "Oh, yes" they had needed a sound effect for a body hitting pavement and had the bright idea to get up on a ladder with a watermelon... only the resulting sound was too gruesomely suggestive to be used in the movie. I can personally attest that a large piece of pumpkin from about 180 feet onto a stone terrace is pretty good.

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Oct 12, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
The sound that the SF MUNI trains make when someone keeps the door from closing.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 12, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
The thing that gets me about the hippo clip is the, "What was that?"

Just how loud and long does a fart have to be in order to be identified?

note to self; always insert the mortars the right way round

Oct 13, 2012 - 01:50am PT
I heard of an experiment about excluding surrounding sounds one could perceive.
The person was in a maximally sound proof room, and the frightening sound of the heart thumps is what one then hears most.

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:52am PT
My son's head hitting the concrete.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Oct 13, 2012 - 08:25am PT
"S'GLORRRP!!!" ...with every pill swallow on the latest Aleve commercials.

Maybe not -most- horrible, but prolly top-10


Oct 13, 2012 - 08:53am PT
I heard that K.H Stockhausen might have considered the bass drum in massively produced (popular) music as fascism.

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:27am PT
Several people have mentioned the dentist's drill.

I have a theory as to why: it sounds like a very loud mosquito.

Oct 13, 2012 - 10:43am PT
Maybe words. Depending on what is being said.

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
The sound of a goat femur being cut with bolt cutters times 20 in a tent training medics.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
^was gonna say, the sound of one hand clapping? Funny thing, it's hard to argue about either one.

Poulsbo, WA
Oct 13, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Another horrible one is the sound of a shameless politician when they change the tone and inflection of their voice in a patronzing and sad attempt to appeal to a group with which they have no real connection. Prime example:

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