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    Sinner's Swing! Jesus H Christ's Avatar
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    Default What sounds make you shudder?

    What sounds make you shudder?

    Yeah, vomiting is a horrible sound, but you get used to it...

    I have to go with the voice of Nancy Grace. Good Lord....I can't stand that bitch....



    Sickening - worst sound in the world announced
    Vomiting is officially the most horrible sound ever, according to over a million votes cast worldwide in a mass online science experiment.

    International visitors to the BadVibes website (www.sound101.org) - a research project from the University of Salford - listened to sounds such as a dentist's drill, fingernails scraping down a blackboard and aircraft flying past, before rating them in terms of their unpleasantness.

    Although fingernails scraping down a blackboard is said to be the worst sound by many people, the actual recording of this sound only came 16th out of 34 sounds auditioned. Microphone feedback came a close second in the 'horribleness ranking', with many babies crying coming joint third with a horrible scrapping sound.

    Over 1.1m votes were statistically analysed by Professor Trevor Cox of the University's Acoustic Research Centre, who conducted the experiment in order to explore the public's perceptions of unpleasant sounds and help inform the acoustics industry.

    He said: "I am driven by a scientific curiosity about why people shudder at certain sounds and not others. We are pre-programmed to be repulsed by horrible things such as vomiting, as it is fundamental to staying alive to avoid nasty stuff but, interestingly, the voting patterns from the sound did not match expectation for a pure 'disgust' reaction.

    "Similarly, the sound of fingernails down a blackboard has been compared to the warning cries of monkeys - again, something that humans might instinctively respond to because of our ancestry. So we examined whether the voting patterns for the scraping sounds were consistent with an evolved response. But only for the worst scraping sound were the results consistent with the hypothesis of an evolved response."

    One of Trevor's discoveries was that females rated 25 out of the 34 sounds more horrible than males. However, baby cries were one of the few sounds males found worse than females. He said: "This may be because women play a role in protecting both themselves and their offspring from attack. It could be that females have become habituated to the sound of babies crying."

    Trevor, who is now planning a similar experiment to rate the most pleasant sound in the world, is hoping to use the results of the BadVibes project to help inform industry about how to engineer sounds which are more pleasant.

    He said: "This research has been fascinating in gaining an insight into why people are repulsed by certain sounds - and how this differs by gender, age and nationality. This is so important because noise significantly affects our quality of life."
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    My ex-wife's ring tone.

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    The sound of my daughter crying.
    "Jesus, that fucker just crawled out of his hen house that was destroyed by the Alabama tornados. Fucking 280mph plus winds sucked the gleam off this bitch and passed it on to a bird in Rhoad Island." - Hurricane Halen 5/3/11 (about my birthday chicken from seenbad)

    "Pete is this big, loud muthafucker with a big ass heart, y'all!!!!---------" - Hurricane Halen 9/27/13

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    Coldplay!
    ****Texas - Home Of My Heart****

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    (C)rap music. popping noises, like bubble wrap and firecrackers. Noisy fans (like bathroom or range fans). A phone ringing off the hook...

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    Squeaky styrofoam. *shudder*
    Van Halen will rock your face off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    Coldplay!
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    Fran Drescher and Nathan Lane.

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    my 4 year old daughter grinding her teeth when she sleeps. I can hear it in the next room.

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    Okay, your flu shot is done. As long as you're here, why don't we have a look at the old prostate..."







    Don't read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveBomb View Post
    Squeaky styrofoam. *shudder*
    Oh sweet merciful Christ
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

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    "Excuse me, Chef?.....table 43....the 4 top......they're vegans.....and 1 has a gluten allergy".....

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    A pencil eraser that's gone, but you try to use it anyway.
    The Wizard of Oz.
    It is not an understatement to say that if a person ate a bowl of alphabet soup, they would shit better lyrics. -lmr5150 on Up For Breakfast

    Give him the "secret devil sign", stick out your tongue and hiss like a demon while bellowing out THE DARKNESS WILL ENVELOPE THY SOUL AND FEAST OF THY FLESH, INFIDEL!!!!! Then gouge a pentagram in your forehead with a nail file. -LowLifeFlatHeadScum

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mcqueen View Post
    "Excuse me, Chef?.....table 43....the 4 top......they're vegans.....and 1 has a gluten allergy".....
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    A rusty spoon on teeth
    Babies crying
    Anything plus a hangover
    Women with really high, shrill voices when they are complaining
    A clock ticking when you can't sleep
    The hard drive on my computer
    Muzak
    Any and all ringtones
    Chair legs being pushed back over a hard surface
    Families with small children in supermarkets
    A lawn mower hitting stones
    Car crashes
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    Old washing machines
    People sniffing when they could just blow their noses
    Drunks talking politics
    Valley speak and derivatives thereof
    That sound PC windows makes when something won't work
    A draw full of cutlery being opened/closed too swiftly

    It's a wonder I ever leave my house ..........
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