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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  • Xeio De Sono
    Xeio De Sono Gün önce

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

  • Connor Berube
    Connor Berube Gün 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 gün önce

    quiet unless you suffer from tinnitus

  • Universe
    Universe 2 gün önce

    14:40 😂😂😂

  • Frost Havenwing
    Frost Havenwing 3 gün önce

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

  • Alpha Maxus
    Alpha Maxus 4 gün 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 gün 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 gün önce

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

  • Игровой канал Дантэ

    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 >.>

  • OmniTechnologies Research

    that room lets you hear all the voices in your head, lol

  • OmniTechnologies Research

    was that decibel southern?

  • Adam Loos
    Adam Loos 7 gün 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 7 gün 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 7 gün önce

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

  • The Oceans
    The Oceans 8 gün önce

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

  • aymen opa
    aymen opa 9 gün önce

    you are wrong about horizontal explain

  • ninthRing
    ninthRing 9 gün 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.
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    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 9 gün önce

    I just fight them while bumpin some hard shit

  • Keith
    Keith 10 gün 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 10 gün 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 11 gün önce

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

  • Zeen Zones
    Zeen Zones 11 gün 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 11 gün önce

    des-a-bull not des-a-bell

  • Jacob Leblond
    Jacob Leblond 12 gün önce +1

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

  • Brekner Catalin
    Brekner Catalin 13 gün 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 14 gün 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 14 gün 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

  • Ethan Sizemore
    Ethan Sizemore 16 gün 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 16 gün önce


  • JoshL
    JoshL 18 gün önce

    I can hear my wrist watch tick from 1 meter away

  • Jean-Paul Guy
    Jean-Paul Guy 19 gün önce

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

  • TJ Surin
    TJ Surin 19 gün önce

    Hooty bois

  • icebluscorpion
    icebluscorpion 20 gün 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 20 gün 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 20 gün önce +1

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

    • Benjamin Brown.
      Benjamin Brown. 10 gün önce

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

  • s f
    s f 20 gün önce

    7:39 he got OOFED🤣

  • Tricky
    Tricky 20 gün önce

    Imaging accidentally farting in the Quite Place movie ...

  • Udeni Kafidi
    Udeni Kafidi 21 gün önce

    The random names he thanks at the end of the videos

  • Tom Robinson
    Tom Robinson 21 gün önce +1

    Oooh boi that audio quality in the room

  • Alyxander DR
    Alyxander DR 23 gün önce

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

  • Zichi Hammertail
    Zichi Hammertail 26 gün önce

    I don't get the John Krasinski thing.

  • ICEforeverClan
    ICEforeverClan 26 gün önce

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

  • Jason Rodriguez
    Jason Rodriguez 27 gün önce +1

    There flying is dead silent
    Owl: REEEeeeeeeeee

  • charles manson
    charles manson 28 gün önce

    can you do an episode on tinnitus

  • Ryan Carter
    Ryan Carter 28 gün önce

    “Adorable little hooty bois” I love it 😂

  • Luis Soto
    Luis Soto 28 gün önce

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

  • Blade1301
    Blade1301 29 gün önce

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

  • yeppeogeu
    yeppeogeu Aylar önce

    iM a bAg oF NoiSe

  • Trevor Whitt
    Trevor Whitt Aylar önce

    This should have been sponsored by A Quiet Place!

  • Jimmy Knight
    Jimmy Knight Aylar önce

    Should’ve been sponsored by "Duo asmr microphone"

  • Jimmy Knight
    Jimmy Knight Aylar önce

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

  • Electro kid
    Electro kid Aylar önce

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

  • Mistuh Splooge
    Mistuh Splooge Aylar önce

    Nah the quietest place on earth is my schools library

  • Athrun000
    Athrun000 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 Aylar önce

    For me it'd just sound like tinnitus.

  • Lycanite
    Lycanite Aylar önce

    Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.

  • Derryus Williams
    Derryus Williams Aylar önce


  • James Woodland
    James Woodland Aylar önce

    3:23 How gay was that?

  • ProwTheGamer
    ProwTheGamer Aylar önce


  • Finlay
    Finlay Aylar önce

    John is always listening... ALWAYS

  • Dawud Khan
    Dawud Khan Aylar önce

    I can hear my watch from more than a meter away

  • Stalin
    Stalin Aylar önce

    That ending actually made me jump (14:38)

  • Brianna M
    Brianna M 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

  • ᒃ
     Aylar önce

    1 Fact. This ain't the quietest place on Earth, on behalf of one guy.

  • Sandra Pope
    Sandra Pope Aylar önce

    Thank you for all the fascinating information...riveting,plus big lols

  • Gurffy 3
    Gurffy 3 Aylar önce

    What Does the Quietest Place on Earth Sound Like? Sponsored by a movie about a skyscraper falling down with explosions

  • Milan Ondrak
    Milan Ondrak Aylar önce

    Silence isn't golden when you're holding it inside. Interesting video again. I can hear electricity going through wires. I thought it was tinnitus until I found I can't hear this sound during a power outage.

  • Cr1st0ph
    Cr1st0ph Aylar önce

    Don't worry, we're all a bag of noise

  • pokepress
    pokepress Aylar önce

    You mentioned recording, but are there other things anechoic chambers are useful for?

  • Kami Geist
    Kami Geist Aylar önce

    I'm sorry but i can hear my wrist watch from ~3 meters away when im in bed trying to sleep. I'm actually not joking here. I suppose it's normal.

  • Ireghy Benedek
    Ireghy Benedek Aylar önce

    If i can't sleep because i hear my watch ticking 2-3.5 meters away then is it means that my treshold is at -4 decibel?

  • SidKillz
    SidKillz Aylar önce

    at negative decibles can you hear electrons in wires? in microphones? microphone hearing microphone xD

  • AJadeWolf ATigerWolf
    AJadeWolf ATigerWolf Aylar önce

    Congrats, ur my new science teacher

  • Zombie Prepper
    Zombie Prepper Aylar önce

    wait, not sponsored by A Quiet Place?

  • pikasfed323
    pikasfed323 Aylar önce

    Every now and then it happens that my hearing intesifies and I can hear for example a wall clock ticking 2 rooms away from me and exactly what two people talking in the water are saying while I'm on the beach more than 10m away with other noises around and stuff. Is this normal?

  • Ken MacMillan
    Ken MacMillan Aylar önce

    It sounds like my tinnitus.

  • Michael Caen
    Michael Caen Aylar önce

    Watch this with the sound turned off... next level!!!

  • Christo Du Plooy
    Christo Du Plooy Aylar önce

    Imagine creatures like that actually exist. Most if not all of humanity will die. Imagine being the last person on earth and giving away your position by a simple fart.

  • Some One
    Some One Aylar önce

    Our ears can hear verticality too. It becomes possible due to the shape of our external ear. When sound wave comes from above, then it bounces off the bottom part of the auricle, the frequency shift occurs and this shift is different if it comes from below and bounces off the top part.

  • Quaid McCoy
    Quaid McCoy Aylar önce

    Awesome videos but annoying as fuck ways of trying to be funny.. sorry cant watch many more if they are all like that

  • Raen Boow
    Raen Boow Aylar önce

    stop whispering! you're too cute when you whisper

    actually.. continue whispering

  • Sans The skeleton
    Sans The skeleton Aylar önce

    All I know is you will start to hear things like you gulping down spit or anything else. Someone has even started to hear the blood rushing through them and this was in a complete silent room no sounds come in no sounds go out

  • Matthew Winkle
    Matthew Winkle Aylar önce

    Long eared bats are pretty sweet. They can hear a moth BARELY flap a wing a little bit. yum!

  • Tacks Untalented
    Tacks Untalented Aylar önce


  • 3Bixby
    3Bixby Aylar önce

    How have I only just now stumbled across this beautiful science man??

  • Simmie Newman
    Simmie Newman Aylar önce

    he's so loud so I find this video extremely ironic for him to be making LOL

  • Kage Hasegawa 長谷川影

    Man th sound that's picked up from the mic in that room is really good

  • Clark Kent
    Clark Kent Aylar önce

    but that would only work IF it was already built it before the aliens invaded otherwise it would be almost impossible to build it

  • Oscar Lol
    Oscar Lol Aylar önce +1

    1:08 “director and former halpert” 😫😫😫 I miss the office

  • OrangePacker
    OrangePacker Aylar önce +1

    Have you heard of a sensory deprivation chamber?

    • LoganJ Shaw
      LoganJ Shaw Aylar önce

      Like daredevil had to use to stop hearing things.

  • David Szaks
    David Szaks Aylar önce

    .... sponsored by skyscraper.... not by a quite place.... that's ironic

  • Julian Stelma
    Julian Stelma Aylar önce

    What you told at the beginning is littaraly the movie 'a quiet place'.

  • Max gamer 20
    Max gamer 20 Aylar önce

    Can we make headphones which can make us hear -80 decibels?

  • unidentified physican
    unidentified physican Aylar önce

    But what bell is it based off of?

  • AxLValed Gaming
    AxLValed Gaming Aylar önce

    STUPID ASSHOLE. If you ware going to spoil something INFORM before you do it!! I didnt know that the MONSTER was ALIEN in the movie you stupid fucking asshole!!!!!!

  • Emmanuel Nwogwugwu
    Emmanuel Nwogwugwu Aylar önce +1

    how daredevil's hearing works

    • LoganJ Shaw
      LoganJ Shaw Aylar önce

      And you saw how noise can block other noise. Can block that noise with still another noise.

  • Odd Crysis
    Odd Crysis Aylar önce

    Should've let a fart out in that chamber... 😏

  • ItonicGaming
    ItonicGaming Aylar önce

    sound quality goes way up once hes in that room