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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YORUMLAR • 2 537

  • Nik does stuff
    Nik does stuff 8 saatler önce

    Well fuk I live 20 minutes away from Minneapolis

  • Berndt Barkholz
    Berndt Barkholz 2 gün önce

    What did you sell before you made TRclips videos ??

  • [AiR]Captain Obvious
    [AiR]Captain Obvious 2 gün önce

    I hear my PS4 sounding like a wind turbine

  • [AiR]Captain Obvious
    [AiR]Captain Obvious 2 gün önce

    It sounds like silence?

  • James Waber
    James Waber 6 gün önce

    im partially deaf, i wonder what it would sound like to me

  • Darris Hill
    Darris Hill 7 gün önce



  • Gamerschmitt
    Gamerschmitt 11 gün önce

    stop whispering it's pissing me off

  • Grantel Kade
    Grantel Kade 12 gün önce +1

    It doesn't drives u crazy if u speak

  • Brooklyn Barker
    Brooklyn Barker 13 gün önce +1

    Quietest place on earth:
    Outer space.
    Oh wait...

  • Jace Henderson
    Jace Henderson 13 gün önce

    I have tinnitus so I will never experience true silence. 😕

  • Miguel de Lima
    Miguel de Lima 18 gün önce +1

    16:42 Check out Scrystraper in theaters tomorrow!

  • Brot mann
    Brot mann 19 gün önce

    But what if you scream at the aliens in a distance from 1 metre?🤔

  • Jacob Bagby
    Jacob Bagby 21 gün önce +1

    Half of this video is ASMR

  • Quinn McCarthy
    Quinn McCarthy 23 gün önce

    i would like to see a video on if soundwaves are able to make a head explode since he said some sounds too loud could kill you

  • DeVided
    DeVided 23 gün önce +3

    This video is deadly.
    It makes sound which attracts these Aliens.

  • zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba

    "What does the quietest place on earth sound like?" I don't know. What does it sound like inside your own head?Until the people tell you to read the things they've wrote for you?

  • Tyrannotitan
    Tyrannotitan 26 gün önce

    Take a momment to think about what you just asked.

  • Nerd Max
    Nerd Max 28 gün önce

    Is it weard that i can hear my watch tick over one meter away?

  • S. L.
    S. L. 29 gün önce +1

    "[...] fly almost perfectly silent, like stealth fighters [...]"

  • Amber Gillenwater
    Amber Gillenwater Aylar önce +1

    “adorable little hooty boys” is probably the cutest sentence i have ever heard. thank you, kyle. you just made my day.

  • xXtheswagger8Xx
    xXtheswagger8Xx Aylar önce

    16:26 they gave him a script to read off

  • iamliamle
    iamliamle Aylar önce

    I'm 5'8, and set my watch down on a stand on my floor. When my phone is charging, I am about 2 feet from the stand, but can still hear my wrist watch ticking, very loudly sometimes depending on the position it is in (loudly being relative to the silence in my room). Would this not mean I can hear less than -4 decibel sounds?

  • Peter Rutherford
    Peter Rutherford Aylar önce

    look at the ears real closely... 3:28

  • Dexter
    Dexter Aylar önce

    People always get the insanity thing wrong
    it's not silence that drives people insane
    it's loneliness, it's the lack of human contact that drains humanity and replaces it with mania

  • PhrontDoor
    PhrontDoor Aylar önce

    Stay a while.. you'll notice that you can hear the sound of blood flowing through the blood vessels near your ear drums.

  • Bart MK
    Bart MK Aylar önce

    I only watched this cus I wanted to imagine how silence feels like. #ILoveTinnitus

  • Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

    If we have really shitty senses, then shouldn't music sound completely different to those who have superhuman senses? And shouldn't food and drink taste different?

  • Greenheroes
    Greenheroes Aylar önce

    you can feel the record's sound is different just as he enter the room, wow

  • ledgeri
    ledgeri Aylar önce

    I bet the sound-guy was happy in the chamber :)

  • Oliver Schlüter
    Oliver Schlüter Aylar önce

    I’ve heard of those chambers, they’re so cool! Does this remind anyone else of the training in splinter cell 1?😄

  • ahmed salem
    ahmed salem Aylar önce

    Then you can kill one alien by make a very very high sound

  • Daniel Perez
    Daniel Perez Aylar önce

    I wonder. Can an anaerobic chamber be used to aid in a therapy to aid early tinnitus sufferers?

  • JC4R
    JC4R Aylar önce

    I was hoping he would discuss dog whistles.

  • jerry vedane
    jerry vedane Aylar önce

    if alien threshold is lower than isn't it lower in both quiet and loud, so to kill them just make loud noises

  • Jacopo Del Bo'
    Jacopo Del Bo' Aylar önce +2

    A room that eats sound?
    I eat a soudwich

  • thedanklessboi 420
    thedanklessboi 420 Aylar önce

    My brain hurts now

  • Yoyole X5
    Yoyole X5 Aylar önce

    Who realized that there was a little bit of echo before he entered that room?

  • Andrew915
    Andrew915 Aylar önce

    Hey Kyle love the show and it has reignighted my love of science. I know this is a day late and a dollar short to get a response, but this one got me thinking. There is a place in Tulsa, OK that is called The Center of the Universe. If you stand in the center of it no one outside the area can hear anything you say and vice versa yet at the same time whatever sound you make is echoed back at you at a louder volume. How does that wor

  • Michael Rogers
    Michael Rogers Aylar önce

    Ik abag of noises- Kyle miller

  • agman bajpai
    agman bajpai Aylar önce +1

    I don't know why but he looks and talks like male Felicity smoak 😂

  • AceGamer
    AceGamer Aylar önce

    Shhh a John Krasinski

  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 2 aylar önce

    Could hear the difference as soon as you entered the anechoic chamber, never mind with the door closed. Your voice sounded a great deal flatter the moment you walked in

  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 2 aylar önce

    Who would win, a flaxen haired norse god or one hooty boi

  • Trevor Francis
    Trevor Francis 2 aylar önce +1

    To survive in "A quiet place" should you want to live in a very loud place, so that the ambient noise can block you out from the monsters hearing ability once they get used to the background noise?

  • Gabriel Silva
    Gabriel Silva 2 aylar önce

    I would like to be inside there on a fucking high dose of LSD.

  • G A E DONG
    G A E DONG 2 aylar önce

    basically nothing...

  • bitxuro
    bitxuro 2 aylar önce

    So if I understand correctly, total quietness is the absence of movement in air molecules. Therefore this should be achieved with very cold temperatures. Correct me if I'm wrong or feel free to add something.

  • Alexander Greene
    Alexander Greene 2 aylar önce

    “A Quiet Place” is in no uncertain terms a good movie.

  • Unforgiven 69
    Unforgiven 69 2 aylar önce

    I watched a quiet place

  • Sawyee Kwan
    Sawyee Kwan 3 aylar önce

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

  • Michael Mamba15
    Michael Mamba15 3 aylar önce

    I wanna beat my meat in one of those chambers

  • Ger Loke
    Ger Loke 3 aylar 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 aylar 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 3 aylar önce

    Aye my country MN

  • Faez recovery
    Faez recovery 3 aylar 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 3 aylar 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 3 aylar 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 3 aylar önce

    Think twice about living

  • Nictasaur
    Nictasaur 3 aylar önce

    Or you could blow their ears out with a gun

  • Cale Smith
    Cale Smith 3 aylar önce

    you could have just said the word nothing and been done

  • alucard Bloodream
    alucard Bloodream 3 aylar önce

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

  • Wyatt Camacho
    Wyatt Camacho 3 aylar önce


  • Mr Man
    Mr Man 3 aylar önce

    I like your videos ;)

  • Corvus
    Corvus 4 aylar 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 4 aylar önce

    Asmr with Kyle

  • FaithMidnight
    FaithMidnight 4 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 4 aylar önce

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

  • Jan Schnell
    Jan Schnell 4 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.

  • The Luigi God
    The Luigi God 4 aylar önce

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

  • James Rowland
    James Rowland 4 aylar önce

    Can you prove that life isnt a simulation?

  • Andy Nguyen
    Andy Nguyen 4 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 4 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 4 aylar önce

    Noobs I can localize sound in three dimensions

  • Mark
    Mark 4 aylar önce


  • Sarah Miller
    Sarah Miller 4 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 4 aylar önce

    *Misses door handle*

  • Bloodfang 81004
    Bloodfang 81004 4 aylar önce

    Which has more sensitive ear the owls or seals

  • Travis Cansler
    Travis Cansler 4 aylar önce

    Hahaha “I’m a bag of noise!”

  • JuanJose Mendivil
    JuanJose Mendivil 4 aylar önce

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

  • AtomikHors
    AtomikHors 5 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 5 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 5 aylar önce

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

  • Sara Galindo
    Sara Galindo 5 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 5 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 5 aylar önce

    It sounds like nothing

  • Xeio De Sono
    Xeio De Sono 5 aylar önce

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

  • Connor Berube
    Connor Berube 5 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 5 aylar önce

    quiet unless you suffer from tinnitus

  • Big Dick WillyB
    Big Dick WillyB 5 aylar önce

    14:40 😂😂😂

  • Frost Havenwing
    Frost Havenwing 5 aylar önce

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

  • Alpha Maxus
    Alpha Maxus 5 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 5 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 5 aylar önce

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

  • Картавый Dante
    Картавый Dante 5 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 >.>

    • YeeYee
      YeeYee 4 aylar önce

      Wow! So original! I hAVe nEvER HeARd tHaT bEfOre

  • Adam Loos
    Adam Loos 5 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.

  • Norlanth Tiemeth
    Norlanth Tiemeth 5 aylar önce

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

  • The Oceans
    The Oceans 5 aylar önce

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

  • aymen opa
    aymen opa 5 aylar önce

    you are wrong about horizontal explain

  • ninthRing
    ninthRing 5 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.