Earth`s Quietest Room Will Drive You Crazy [Pic+]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Science

It"s true. The room is in Orfield Labs in Minneapolis and scientists say you will last 45 minutes before you go crazy.
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Male 1,582
But I like sound isolation and sensory deprivation. I like the feeling of hearing my own heart beat and my lungs moving. It doesn`t drive me crazy at all, but on the contrary, makes me feel sane.
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Male 148
GeFeldz
Male, 18-29, Europe
102 Posts Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:51:21 PM
Thank god for tinitus! I could probably last for a long time in there, i have a constant high frequency sound in my head at all times and i`ve had it for at least 14 years on both ears. Bring it on!

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Male 135
Thank god for tinitus! I could probably last for a long time in there, i have a constant high frequency sound in my head at all times and i`ve had it for at least 14 years on both ears. Bring it on!
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Male 553
I could handle 45 minutes. I like my quiet time quite a bit.
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Female 72
we have a room like this in the university of saskatchewan. a couple of us on a tour got to go sit in the room with the light off for as long as we could handle. i lasted a good half hour but some other chick started crying after 5 lol.
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Male 571
[quote]It wouldn`t bother deaf people, who no doubt spend a lot of time in darkness.[/quote]

Um...yeah... *squinty eyes Fry face*
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Male 183
It`s an anechoic chamber. Loudspeaker manufacturers use them to aid in speaker design.
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Female 1,329
My dad used to work at a top-secret research facility, when I was younger, where there was a similar room built like this . Just before the facility was to open it up for the top-secret research testing, my father got my mom, sister, and I into the room. It was big and white, with the metal grate on the floor. It was way eerie, as much as I jumped up and down to make any kind of noise, there just wasn`t any and there wasn`t an echo at all. We also were shouting and yelling and there was nothing. I seriously wouldn`t want to be locked up in a room like this or that one with just my thoughts.
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Male 453
Can I bring my ipod?
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Male 617
Minneapolis! WOO!
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Male 2,790
yeah i`m pretty sure i could last longer than some reporter
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Male 907
I`m skeptical. It wouldn`t bother deaf people, who no doubt spend a lot of time in darkness. How about Helen Keller? Was she hallucinating the 70+ years she was blind and deaf?
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Male 4,793
Challenge accepted.
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Male 144
Haha, do not underestimate this. When your brain is deprived if input, it creates its own. You do not understand what it is actually like, it`s not anything remotely like sitting in your living room with the television OFF for once.
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Male 2,700
Noise canceling headphones + 8 hour plane ride + Sleep = Im not crazy. Now what?
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Male 571
I`ll go ahead and say it, since we`re all thinking it:

Imagine if you farted in there.
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Male 3,445
Is "crazy" the technical term?
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Male 213
I reckon I could do better than 45 minuets.
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Male 2,390
45 minutes before I go crazy? obviously scientists aren`t getting laid and/or procreating. Because i would be in drating heaven if I didn`t have to hear kids screaming and fighting over whether or not to watch Disney or Nickelodeon. Oh and then there`s that whole, `I`d never ever ever have to hear another episode of American drating Idol`. Peace and quite to finally get some reading done. Sign me the drat up. I`m ready.
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Male 1,737
Give me a good book and it would be the best room in the entire world.
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Male 126
I`ve been in a similar room used to test sound deadening cubicle panels. Some people walked in the room and instantly couldn`t take it. No echo-just pure silence. I finally liked not being able to hear those annoying people talking ALL THE TIME! I could spend eternity in there.
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Male 38,457

McGovern, [quote]"What if you put someone deaf in there???" [/quote]
Why did that make me laugh so hard? :-D
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Female 836
So... how do deaf people manage on a dark night outside?
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Male 5,314
i could do it, no problem.
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Male 2,199
what if your deaf?
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Male 14,332
What if you put someone deaf in there???
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Male 169
"The longest that anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber`..." Pretty dumb statement. Have they actually let people die trying?

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Male 687
bullcrap...if you can`t stand in a room with temporary silence...how the hell do you think deaf people feel. i could stand there for days..i have my brain to keep me busy :)
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Male 38,457

Would you people shut up! It`s a "QUIET" room.
Didn`t you read the sign?
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Male 1,793
must not let women in...
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Male 2,460
I ain`t going in there.
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Male 85
What ? i didn`t hear you
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Male 4,746
I`ve been in quiet rooms, in recording studios. It is a very strange experience and makes you feel very claustrophobic (you can`t get a feel for how big the room is, so it feels like the walls are closing in around you). I can see how a completely quiet room would be unnerving.
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Male 3,364
I wouldn`t mind rying his. I wonder how much quieter it is than an isolation chamber.
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Male 4
There`s a similar at Helsinki University of Technology in Finland... it`s not the fact that it is quiet that is so disturbing to people, it is that there is practically zero echo. Humans are used to at least some echo all the time.

There`s an urban legend that some of the lab workers got drunk, and they left one guy that passed out in that room, with the lights turned off... hell of a way to wake up with a hangover ;)
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Male 20,123
Link: Earth`s Quietest Room Will Drive You Crazy [Pic+] [Rate Link] - It`s true. The room is in Orfield Labs in Minneapolis and scientists say you will last 45 minutes before you go crazy.
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