The World’s Quietest Room
Scientists at Minneapolis’ Orfield Labs created their own soundless room, an anechoic chamber. Their studies have found that when putting subjects within the chamber, they begin to hallucinate within 30 minutes.
With an average quiet room having a sound level of 30 decibels, the anechoic chamber’s sound level is -9 decibels. The ceiling, floor, and walls of the chamber absorb sound rather than have it bounce off as normal objects do. The chamber is so quiet that the subjects can even hear their own organs functioning.
Although extremely interesting, the experience is rather unpleasant. Not one subject has spent more than 45 minutes in the chamber alone. Leaving a person to only their thoughts, the chamber could drive them insane.
I want to be here. I want to see the deeper parts of my thoughts, and maybe figure some things out.
the room makes you literally go insane after an extended period of time
its not serene its fucking horrifying did you even read the post
I sleep with a pedestal fan running next to my bed, not only to keep me cool, but the sound helps me sleep.
What happens when the power goes out is when the fan turns off I’m wide awake in an instant. Not fun.
A long time ago I used to have trouble sleeping, at those times I was worried about what would happen if I didn’t fall asleep that night. So I’ve never thought to stay up all night and into the next morning, it didn’t know what would go on if that were to happen… of course these days that is definitely not a concern. (awake since… 6 pm yesterday so far! as of typing the time is 2:51 pm)
So I don’t know how we settled on running a fan but it seem to work so well that I’ve been doing it for more than 5 years… and gone through quite a few Fans in the process.
The point of this story is that I think it relates to these facts.
Speaking of sleep… good… afternoon
Often times on Tumblr I’ve posted interesting factoids about Japan accompanied by the notion that ‘It would be nice to visit the place some day’. So should I ever make the effort to venture there, here’s what i’d do…
So now that my main Tumblus has become depository of silliness… and rabbits mostly, I decided to change that into my random tumblr and spin off another one for my actual serious blog posts, so you don’t have posts of ‘bunns’ and ‘stupid things’ mixed in with stuff about ‘…nothing of interest, really.’
I’ve thought about getting this done for some time. The way the page looked it seemed like it was just a place full of stupid, and so was I. And it didn’t help that it was done up to look like an official place of Productory buisness… though now that I think about it, official Productory buisness is usually stupid things so maybe it was ideal.
I mean, what manner of serious business includes shopping trolley rampages?
Anyway, enjoy the pure ramblry of the official Productory blog. And I hope you find it in your heart to… not be totally disinterested.