What Does the Quietest Place on Earth Sound Like?

  • katma 12 Tem 2018
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    A Quiet Place showed us a world where being silent was key to survival, but what would the quietest place in OUR world be like? Kyle lowers the volume on this week's Because Science!
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  • Hydra 3000
    Hydra 3000 Gün önce

    Is it normal to hear a ringing noise when it’s quiet?

  • Michael Mamba15
    Michael Mamba15 2 gün önce

    I wanna beat my meat in one of those chambers

  • Ger Loke
    Ger Loke 2 gün önce

    I need this anacoic home. Invisible voices attacks me. 😞 They like...talk louder if they hear me. It comes even closer every step.

  • PinHeadzBlackson
    PinHeadzBlackson 3 gün önce

    if those aliens in Quiet Place really had this super hearing theyd hear us breathing and heart beating - game over

  • Snake vernom
    Snake vernom 4 gün önce

    Aye my country MN

  • Faez recovery
    Faez recovery 7 gün önce

    Hmm interesting room.. what if.. you put a baby inside of there and let it grow up old. Would the baby evolve into something to coop with the room environment? Seeing how nature evolution like to evolve species with their surroundings and all

  • William K
    William K 14 gün önce

    the longest anyone has ever stayed in that room is 45 minutes. After that they quite literally started going insane

  • ┓┏ 凵 =╱⊿┌┬┐

    10:20 thats a jim carrey moment 😂

  • The Maniax
    The Maniax 16 gün önce

    This is my favorite channel to go to about science (duh because well science) and it's about stuff that may seem interesting as well

  • Crasous
    Crasous 17 gün önce

    Think twice about living

  • Nictasaur
    Nictasaur 18 gün önce

    Or you could blow their ears out with a gun

  • Cale Smith
    Cale Smith 20 gün önce

    you could have just said the word nothing and been done

  • alucard Bloodream
    alucard Bloodream 21 gün önce

    put a call of duty player in there, you be hearing them rage,lol

  • Wyatt Camacho
    Wyatt Camacho 21 gün önce


  • Mr Man
    Mr Man 23 gün önce

    I like your videos ;)

  • Corvus
    Corvus 29 gün önce

    If those aliens have super sensitive hearing, then why not use high decibel sonic emitters to damage there hearing or even make them deaf?

  • Stephen Z
    Stephen Z Aylar önce

    Asmr with Kyle

  • FaithMidnight
    FaithMidnight Aylar önce

    I figured that the quietest place on Earth would sound like your own heartbeat. Also a weird question, does anyone else have to ignore the sound of their own heartbeat when wearing high quality earbuds with marshmallow tips?

  • Strokes&Curves
    Strokes&Curves Aylar önce

    I just subscribed, this is an awesomely educative and entertaining channel.

  • Jan Schnell
    Jan Schnell Aylar önce

    A wrist watch from atleast across the room.. at night no problem and deadly annoying... i used to take out the batteries of wall mounted watches in neighbouring rooms because i couldn't sleep as a kid. How does that work? Because i barely hear a car aproching as soon as the sun comes up.

  • Guardians Legacy
    Guardians Legacy Aylar önce

    Episode is sponsored by skyscraper talks about a quite place the whole time

  • James Rowland
    James Rowland Aylar önce

    Can you prove that life isnt a simulation?

  • Andy Nguyen
    Andy Nguyen Aylar önce

    I have very bad hearing in my left ear but sometimes i hear thing really well but my right ear is pretty good and if i close my right ear i almost don’t hear anything

  • Micha Grill
    Micha Grill Aylar önce

    6:35 wait what? I sometimes can do that if my surroundings are quiet enough. No joke o.O

  • Pirate's Piggy
    Pirate's Piggy Aylar önce

    Noobs I can localize sound in three dimensions

  • Mark
    Mark Aylar önce


  • Sarah Miller
    Sarah Miller Aylar önce

    When you were in the anechoic chamber, did you notice the absence of the high pitched ringing electricity makes when it goes through wires? My hearing is still sensitive enough to hear everyday electric current sometimes.

  • Sharkbait Hujaja
    Sharkbait Hujaja Aylar önce

    *Misses door handle*

  • Gaming Bro
    Gaming Bro Aylar önce

    Which has more sensitive ear the owls or seals

  • Travis Cansler
    Travis Cansler Aylar önce

    Hahaha “I’m a bag of noise!”

  • JuanJose Mendivil
    JuanJose Mendivil Aylar önce

    What will happen if you spend too long and what will happen afterwards IF you listen below zero decibels?

  • AtomikHors
    AtomikHors 2 aylar önce

    If it is quiet enough in my room, and I move as little as possible while my head lays on my pillow,
    I can hear an *_extreaeeamly_* quiet shhhhhing sound. What is that? Is that the blood rushing through my head?
    If it is, I wonder where that rates on the dB scale?

  • kamden barclay
    kamden barclay 2 aylar önce

    You're channel is such a awesome place. I love the humor and the science. I mean just look at your Mini-Thor hair. It has to be creating the science.

  • A Grey
    A Grey 2 aylar önce

    Did he say get out of here john this is my scranton lol

  • Sara Galindo
    Sara Galindo 2 aylar önce

    You mention the sweet hooty boys but not sky puppies??? My beautiful echolocating angels???? My special flying mammal SONS????

  • Cody Benjamin
    Cody Benjamin 2 aylar önce

    Sometimes I place sound with visual effects so even though there is no sound I feel like I can still hear something.

  • Legend of the night
    Legend of the night 2 aylar önce

    It sounds like nothing

  • Xeio De Sono
    Xeio De Sono 2 aylar önce

    It's true :O I do find your falsetto eerie :O

  • Connor Berube
    Connor Berube 2 aylar önce

    The anechoic chamber’s battles remind me of the early designs on the F117 nighthawk’s intakes. Even in modern stealth aircraft the most common source of radar reflection is due to the intakes. Without relying on the use of Radar absorbing materials the best way to reduce the return of radar signatures was by utilizing a similiar design

    JEFF GRENCIK 2 aylar önce

    quiet unless you suffer from tinnitus

  • Universe
    Universe 2 aylar önce

    14:40 😂😂😂

  • Frost Havenwing
    Frost Havenwing 2 aylar önce

    As someone with tinnitus, the idea of being at the quietest place on earth is a nightmare.

  • Alpha Maxus
    Alpha Maxus 2 aylar önce

    If you like Barn Owls so much you should read Guardians of Ga’ Hoole. The main character is a Barn Owl.

  • Harold Petiluna
    Harold Petiluna 2 aylar önce

    Why can we torture the damned thing by makin soo much noise its ears bleed like grab 1000k speakers Mr . beast style turn it all to a hundred and start playing hehe monika huh!!?

  • Harold Petiluna
    Harold Petiluna 2 aylar önce

    Wait the alien can hear a dammed clock but not hear their runnjng and breathing? ????

  • Картавый Dante
    Картавый Dante 2 aylar önce

    I wanted to fart in class. So i had a plan to drop a book and fart at the same time. But accidentally i dropped the book, everybody turned back, and i farted >.>

    • SpaceJew
      SpaceJew Aylar önce

      Wow! So original! I hAVe nEvER HeARd tHaT bEfOre

  • Adam Loos
    Adam Loos 2 aylar önce

    I've been in that anechoic chamber before on a tour. It was interesting to say the least. They didn't have the plywood on the floor when I was in there though, that adds a point of reflection.

  • James Heal
    James Heal 2 aylar önce

    Now just paint the whole thing in vantablack and step into the void.... it would be like space... but with air and gravity.

  • Norlanth Tiemeth
    Norlanth Tiemeth 2 aylar önce

    Or being within a mile of a Rocketdyne F-1 Kerolox engine when it's firing.

  • The Oceans
    The Oceans 2 aylar önce

    "Hooty boys" are the best boys! ☉v☉

  • aymen opa
    aymen opa 2 aylar önce

    you are wrong about horizontal explain

  • ninthRing
    ninthRing 2 aylar önce

    Our awareness of sound is also constantly being filtered by our brains, making our perception of ambient noise more significant when there is less of it (which is why a dripping tap or ticking watch becomes more irritating at night than during the day. It's not actually louder, just more consciously perceptible). Without this mental filtration of local body sounds, our awareness of them would be saturated with the noises of our heartbeat (& also the sound of blood turbulence in major arteries), the movement of air in & out of our lungs, the gurgling of food traveling through our digestive tract (& not just the louder noise of gas bubbles moving in our intestines), and even the grinding of our joints & the clicking of ligaments.
    Our various sensory perceptions are vastly greater than our conscious awareness of them, and are affected by both our mood & noxious stimuli in our environment (some of which trigger our flight-or-fight response, releasing Adrenaline (Epinephrine) intensely stimulating the acuity of our senses).
    Note that 0dB is technically at the Average human baseline. There are individuals with unique mutations that enable them to hear lower volume sounds with great precision ("Golden Ears") & also trained musicians with more acute perceptions of subtle variations in music, that would be imperceptible to most people. There's also a medical condition called *Hyperacusis* that can happen after both prolonged exposure to high dB or certain drugs (notably Phencyclidine (PCP) & the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, which can affect the acoustic nerves), where people experience intense pain from even low to average volume sounds & further become hypersensitive to extremely quiet sounds. The psychological condition *Misophonia/Phonophobia* is where everyday sounds (such as the noise made by a person chewing food), become intensely irritating, even painful (at any volume). This may also be a symptom seen in people with the conditions Autism & Schizophrenia (due to different kinds of dysfunctional neuroprocessing).
    Incidentally, the *Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)* is supposedly capable of hearing the heartbeat of a mouse through a foot of snow, from over 60 feet away (even when trying to be quiet, humans would be pretty damn loud by comparison). They have very sophisticated neural structures to process the sounds that they hear, with their Medulla having about 95,000 neurons (about 3 times that of a raven, for example).Owls are also capable of detecting differences in sounds arriving between each ear of 30 millionths of a second. Most impressively of all, their amazing hearing doesn't degrade with age (unlike like human hearing, which drops significantly with each successive decade over 40), with intense research being done into their unique capability of regenerating auditory neurons, in the hope of applying it to us.
    ~ ~ ~
    While the previews of The Quiet Place look awesome, the premise of aliens that hunt with hypersensitive hearing has a pretty obvious flaw. Human activities have this irritating tendency of producing large volumes of noise, and what would be merely uncomfortable for us might be excruciatingly painful (even lethal) to them. We already have sonic weapons, like the LRAD 500X (The Long Range Acoustic Device, which is currently used by United States police as a form of non-lethal crowd control, produces a tightly focussed beam of painfully intense sound ~ described as the whine of a mosquito amplified 500 times) which would be extremely effective against aliens that rely on their hearing as their primary means of perception.

  • Brian Guzman
    Brian Guzman 2 aylar önce

    I just fight them while bumpin some hard shit

  • Keith
    Keith 2 aylar önce

    Until i turn 34 years i was able to hear old analog tv even run even now i can hear my car electronic system wine or interference of the electronic of alrenator

  • MidnightSt
    MidnightSt 2 aylar önce

    -4 decibels is wristwatch ticking from meter away? That's...disappointingly normal?
    I mean... How many negative decibels it would be if i can often hear voltage transformers (those small ones, phone and laptop chargers) squealing within 3m / within the same room i'm in usually regardless of size (within reason) because acoustics is an awesome thing....?
    Or, hearing your own pulse (through major blood vessels around outer and inner ear, i'd assume). How many negative decibels would that be?

  • Nhia Moua
    Nhia Moua 2 aylar önce

    would a dog freak out inside one of those chambers? hmm.

  • Zeen Zones
    Zeen Zones 2 aylar önce

    It sounds like when my fans ask for a autograph (I have no fan lmao) eh I will leave . I am not asking for likes btw , just making a stupid joke

  • Vaping Grandma
    Vaping Grandma 2 aylar önce

    des-a-bull not des-a-bell

  • Jacob Leblond
    Jacob Leblond 2 aylar önce +2

    "I'm a bag of noise" best phase ive heard all year.

  • Brekner Catalin
    Brekner Catalin 2 aylar önce

    Wouldn't absolute loudness be better? A predator that hunts by hearing can't really pinpoint something in an ocean of sounds. I haven't seen the movie so i dunno how intelligent those aliens are, but assuming they are like the ones in the Alien movies (instinct-based, not very intelligent), it would be improbable for them to tell a human heart beating at a rock concert, lol.

  • Iris Golden
    Iris Golden 2 aylar önce

    “uhhuhuh im a bag of noise”

  • Juan Antonio Pizaña Valenzuela

    This video is sponsored by SKYSCRAPER
    -talks about A QUIET PLACE

  • Viking Oskarsson-Ljungqvist

    Bo the quiestest place on earth is my bed i can even hear my own thauths

  • Fluffyfluff Fox
    Fluffyfluff Fox 2 aylar önce

    Kyle how can u explain why I can hear my heartbeat while laying left/right ear on a pillow. Sometimes I fell the heartbreak in my head

  • Alchemical Silver
    Alchemical Silver 2 aylar önce

    Why not deafen the aliens, make a sound so loud that it ruptures their eardrums and then you be ok, they can't hear you

  • AnastasiaDraws
    AnastasiaDraws 2 aylar önce


  • JoshL
    JoshL 2 aylar önce

    I can hear my wrist watch tick from 1 meter away

  • Jean-Paul Guy
    Jean-Paul Guy 2 aylar önce

    Can no one else hear their teeth scraping, heart beating, and bones grinding all the time?

  • TJ Surin
    TJ Surin 2 aylar önce

    Hooty bois

  • icebluscorpion
    icebluscorpion 2 aylar önce

    what would happen if the protagonists of the quiet place would capture such a creature in such a chamber would that creature kill itself because it is loud? and couldn't they build just a portable sonic vortex sound cannon to destroy the aliens ears? I mean, if they hear so well, they'll certainly have a higher risk of becoming deaf ... that would be like making night-time animals that can see in the dark blind with a powerful laser...i would build such a gun oppositely, only to ear rape those alien critters XD

  • Blaze Plays
    Blaze Plays 2 aylar önce +1

    Before Watching The Video:
    We would hear nothing because the sound is too low for us to hear.

  • Video Game Addict
    Video Game Addict 2 aylar önce +1

    -200 dB: You could hear a pin drop from a continent away lol

    • Benjamin Brown.
      Benjamin Brown. 2 aylar önce

      -100,000 dB: Hear the hydrogen atoms collide within the sun

  • s f
    s f 2 aylar önce

    7:39 he got OOFED🤣

  • Tricky
    Tricky 2 aylar önce

    Imaging accidentally farting in the Quite Place movie ...

  • Udeni Kafidi
    Udeni Kafidi 2 aylar önce

    The random names he thanks at the end of the videos

  • Tom Robinson
    Tom Robinson 3 aylar önce +1

    Oooh boi that audio quality in the room

  • Alyxander DR
    Alyxander DR 3 aylar önce

    So being in the quietest place is like having a sensory overload? Every noise is seemingly amplified to you

  • Zichi Hammertail
    Zichi Hammertail 3 aylar önce

    I don't get the John Krasinski thing.

  • ICEforeverClan
    ICEforeverClan 3 aylar önce

    Pretty sure that’s a semi anechoic chamber because there is a floor.

  • Nightling27
    Nightling27 3 aylar önce +1

    There flying is dead silent
    Owl: REEEeeeeeeeee

  • charles manson
    charles manson 3 aylar önce

    can you do an episode on tinnitus

  • Ryan Carter
    Ryan Carter 3 aylar önce

    “Adorable little hooty bois” I love it 😂

  • Luis Soto
    Luis Soto 3 aylar önce

    I [heard] you can hear your blood travel thru your body in an anechoic chamber... that would drive me crazy lol

  • Blade1301
    Blade1301 3 aylar önce

    Is there one of those quiet rooms, but on the outside? Or does it work both ways?

  • yeppeogeu
    yeppeogeu 3 aylar önce

    iM a bAg oF NoiSe

  • Trevor Whitt
    Trevor Whitt 3 aylar önce

    This should have been sponsored by A Quiet Place!

  • Jimmy Knight
    Jimmy Knight 3 aylar önce

    Should’ve been sponsored by "Duo asmr microphone"

  • Jimmy Knight
    Jimmy Knight 3 aylar önce

    i could not hear it but it was giving me asmr, weird

  • Electro kid
    Electro kid 3 aylar önce

    You guys should do a video on Rick and Morty's perfectly level thing

  • Mistuh Splooge
    Mistuh Splooge 3 aylar önce

    Nah the quietest place on earth is my schools library

  • Athrun000
    Athrun000 3 aylar önce

    Or maybe science can come up with a device that can simulate deafness...
    Then one can truly experience hearing nothing.

  • Dean Harstad
    Dean Harstad 3 aylar önce

    For me it'd just sound like tinnitus.

  • Lycanite
    Lycanite 3 aylar önce

    Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.

  • Derryus Williams
    Derryus Williams 3 aylar önce


  • James Woodland
    James Woodland 3 aylar önce

    3:23 How gay was that?

  • ProwTheGamer
    ProwTheGamer 3 aylar önce


  • Finlay
    Finlay 3 aylar önce

    John is always listening... ALWAYS

  • Dawud Khan
    Dawud Khan 3 aylar önce

    I can hear my watch from more than a meter away

  • Stalin
    Stalin 3 aylar önce

    That ending actually made me jump (14:38)

  • Brianna M
    Brianna M 3 aylar önce

    I Love the sense of humor of this channel. 2nd video ive seen so far. stuff i watch in the middle of the night when i cant sleep haha