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beef supreme

climber
the west
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 12, 2012 - 10:10am PT
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/121011/scientists-pinpoint-the-harshest-sound-the-world-audio
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:12am PT
Those guys don't know jack, or my wife when she is confronted by a spider.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:13am PT
dentist drill
beef supreme

climber
the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 10:14am 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.
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:17am 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.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:20am 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.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:29am 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!


Yup.
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:48am PT
the sound of rocks falling, crashing, and wizzing thru the air above when there's no escape
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:58am PT


I would edit- The sound of screaming babies(in particular during airline travel and restaraunts). I know babies are the future and nothing is more magical and sacred than a babies laugh etc etc yadda. I really don't like the screaching baby.
beef supreme

climber
the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 11:24am PT
that hippo fart made my day. haven't teared up like that in a while! good find.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:27am PT
"you have the right to remain silent"
John M

climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:40am 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 - 11:45am 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
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:47am PT


"the most horrible sound in the world..."...


"This is the Multnoma County Coroners office"...

My Brother, Chuck...
photo not found
Missing photo ID#267648
...




Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:59am PT
Dang,,,Locker..
michaeld

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

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:54pm 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. :)
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
My Shop-Vac.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Anytime someone says "Allah Ackbar"

beef supreme

climber
the west
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
whoops!! maybe this should be in the 'personal fail' thread!
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
woah!
mongrel

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:24pm 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.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:34pm 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 - 03:50pm 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
Borut

climber
french
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:50pm 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.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Oct 12, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
My son's head hitting the concrete.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Oct 13, 2012 - 05:25am PT
"S'GLORRRP!!!" ...with every pill swallow on the latest Aleve commercials.





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


Borut

climber
french
Oct 13, 2012 - 05:53am PT
I heard that K.H Stockhausen might have considered the bass drum in massively produced (popular) music as fascism.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Oct 13, 2012 - 07:27am PT
Several people have mentioned the dentist's drill.

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

climber
french
Oct 13, 2012 - 07:43am PT
Maybe words. Depending on what is being said.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:31am PT
The sound of a goat femur being cut with bolt cutters times 20 in a tent training medics.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:33am PT

"the most horrible sound in the world..."...

Silence...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
^was gonna say, the sound of one hand clapping? Funny thing, it's hard to argue about either one.
TripleS_in_EBs

climber
Poulsbo, WA
Oct 13, 2012 - 05:51pm 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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