Bloke who broke record for staying in quietest room in the world tells of his trippy af experience…
Peace and quiet. Some of us bloody love it. Others prefer a bit of atmospheric noise. But, and we mean this sincerely, have you ever considered what absolute quiet might sound like? If you have, and you reckon you want to experience it for an extended period of time, we invite you to check out this story. It’s a fair dinkum trip.
Rightio, for this one, we’re gonna introduce you to YouTuber and musician, Callux. He’s the guy who’s just set a new record for lasting the longest amount of time in South Bank University’s Anechoic Chamber, the quietest place in the whole world.
If you’re not entirely sure what that entails, it’s a room soundproofed to be so silent that sound inside it is measured in negative decibels. Beyond that, though, experts recommend you don’t stay in there longer than forty-five minutes because it might send you round the twist.
Steven Orfield, its designer, reckons, “We challenge people to sit in the chamber in the dark. When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You’ll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly. In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.”
Already, that s**t sounds pretty trippy, and that’s where Callux comes in. He’s just spent an hour and twenty-six minutes in the joint, and uploaded a video of his experience. We won’t ruin it for you, but it’s well worth a watch.
Within fifteen minutes, he was tripping balls and seeing lights dancing around him, heard the sound of his own bloodstream passing through his ears after a half-an-hour, and eventually started to hallucinate.
When asked to comment on his experience afterwards, he gave one quote: “F**king weird.”
Give the video a spin below and check it out.
Final thought: Yeah, nah, this is the sort of thing that sounds bloody mintox at first, but when you consider that you’d be able to hear your own bodily functions at that level, it’s hard to imagine. Still, despite all of that, we reckon we’d like to give it a go. Yeah, nah, why not? What do you reckon?
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Video Link: Callux