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    The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    Here is a website dedicated to trying to find out what is the worst sound in the world: http://www.sound101.org/index.php

    "Fingernails scraping down a blackboard... the scream of a baby... your neighbour's dog barking: what is the worst sound in the world? This is what this website is trying to find out".

    You can listen and vote on a collection of awful sounds, use the horrible sound mixer and even download horrible sound effects as ringtones.

    The research is being done by Salford University’s Acoustic Research Centre and there's even scientific explanations about horrible sounds

    Obviosuly this site has not yet heard the winner of last year's Worst Demo Ever Contest - Darwin's Disco Bagpipes!

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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    Ouch, my ears!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    It brings to mind that episode of South Park: "The Brown Noise":

    "The brown noise: an undulation of sound that causes the bowels to loosen. It is believed to be 92 cents below the lowest octave of E-flat."

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    Maybe I should submit one of my compositions...

    I played a theatre organ this weekend (really cool, btw) and there was this one reed stop that had the most aweful sound. It was so snarly and nasty. Almost like the sound was mocking you. Maybe I can record it next time I'm there. Although I don't know if I"ll be going back.

    -Chris

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    The worst sound in the world?

    Hmm... I do have a rehearsal tonight...
    Dan Powers
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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Dargason
    "The brown noise: an undulation of sound that causes the bowels to loosen. It is believed to be 92 cents below the lowest octave of E-flat."
    Actually, Mark Twain wrote about that very concept - Nikola Tesla , at a dinner party at his lab, was demonstrating a device that produced a series of low frequency events, and caused Clemens to lose control of his bowels. Tesla tried to warn him, but he just laughed until the whoopsie moment...
    Dasher
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    It's all about the music - really. I keep telling myself that...

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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    Worst sound? "It's not you, it's me"

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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    What about this sound ?
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    I find that quite pleasant actually...

    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: The Hunt for the Worst Sound in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Cataclysm
    I find that quite pleasant actually...
    Me too . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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