Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Loudest Noise on Earth

Have you ever wondered what the loudest noise on earth is? I mean isn't that one piece of trivia just something you have to know?  Maybe you think it was the Krakatoa Volcano Eruption of 1883. That noise was recorded at 180 decibels. It could be heard more than 2,000 miles away. Any noise above 85db can cause hearing loss and the 120db-130db level is the pain threshold for humans. If you were to stand 1/2 mile away from a shuttle launch the noise level would still be 165db - so QUITE painful. You could actually die from the noise and subsequent vibrations created by a 1 Ton TNT Bomb (210db) or the noise created from standing in the epicenter of a 5.0 Richter Scale earthquake (235 db) long before you died from debris or impact. We are talking REALLY LOUD EVENTS!  But did you know - that if you take the time to Google:  "What is the loudest noise on Earth?" - the first page of results all the say the same thing. In fact, The Loudest Noise on Earth is............"Mr. Yesteryear Acres Snoring" !!!  It is true.  His snoring is actually painful.  His snoring can be heard miles away. His snoring is loud enough to cause vibrations that can shake the very foundation of a well-built brick house. Sadly Mr. Yesteryear Acres has some sort of head cold or upper respiratory infection.  I know I should feel SORRY for Mr. Yesteryear Acres. I should feel SAD for Mr. Yesteryear Acres. I should not give Mr. Yesteryear Acres evil stares all night long. I should not sit there and wonder HOW IN THE WORLD can anything be THAT LOUD. I should not wish his snoring would wake him up and that he should leap out of bed screaming, "Where is the earthquake? Where is the Volcano Eruption? Who launched a Shuttle from our backyard?" Because really that is exactly what he should be doing. He should wonder WHAT IS making that HORRIBLE LOUD SOUND?  It should frighten him. He should NOT wake up and say, "I was snoring????"  As if.  As if I am merely concocting some story. As if I do not have GIGANTIC bags under my eyes from lack of sleep the entire night. As if Mr. Yesteryear Acres would NEVER snore and even if he did - it would make the sound of a kitten purring at a mere 25db. All I know that one of us is sleeping on the couch tonight. I will give you one guess as to who!

3 comments:

  1. TWO words for you: EAR PLUGS :) :)

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  2. LOL, thanks for the laugh, I can sympathize!!!

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  3. Renee, is this the same guy you missed so much when you were away? Give him a big hug before you send him to the couch!

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