Welcome To The World’s Quietest Room
We live in a world that seems to get noisier by the day. The population continues to grow and with that inevitably comes an abundance of noise in various forms, therefore finding peace and quiet can often be difficult.
You could always try to get away from noise by venturing into the world’s quietest room, a 99% sound absorbing anechoic chamber comprised of comprised of 3.3-foot-thick fiberglass acoustic flooring wedges, double walls of insulated steel and foot-thick concrete, created by scientists at Minneapolis’ Orfield Labs.
With a decibel level of minus 9 compared to a decibel level of 30 in your average quiet room, it may sound like a peaceful paradise but it’s said that when sat inside the chamber you can hear your own organs functioning.
Most people only manage to last a few minutes inside the room due to feeling disorientated and disconcerted.
Watch this American sailor’s attempt to spend time within the four walls of the chamber:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMfcIG4rA38.