Wow that’s amazing, I thought it was fake after seeing them draw on the paper. That alone is ingenious.
what the hell
oh my gOD
i was already dead at the dance dance revolution part
thaaat’s pretty cool
i’m dying right now oh my god i need this in my life
The Quietest Place on Earth Will Drive You Insane Within 45 Minutes
There’s a small room in Minnesota thatblocks out 99% of all external sound. That’s an impressive number! Also impressive: nobody can take more than 45 minutes alone in the room before they go nuts.
The Daily Mail describes Orfield Labs’ anechoic chamber—perfect for making extremely sensitive audio measurements. But also perfect for sending you into a hallucinatory hell so hellacious you’ll need a chair:
‘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.’ And this is a very disorientating experience. Mr Orfield explained that it’s so disconcerting that sitting down is a must. He said: ‘How you orient yourself is through sounds you hear when you walk. In the anechnoic chamber, you don’t have any cues. You take away the perceptual cues that allow you to balance and manoeuvre. If you’re in there for half an hour, you have to be in a chair.’
That sounds swell. Just the serene quiet of you, your thoughts, and the unceasing pounding of the human heart. Your brain can’t take it, apparently, and begins to fabricate sounds that aren’t really there—completely delusional noises meant to block out the churning of your own horrid biomass.
not serene at ALL
i do not want to be alone to my own thoughts nope na uh
those stairs are so cute
literally making small squealing noises at them right now
oh gosh I didn’t even notice the va-
Ballpoint Color Picker
I stared at this Jim Rugg drawing for way to long. I love it!
Icebergs sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of ice deposited on different conditions. Blue stripes are created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melted water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. Green stripes form when an iceberg falls into the sea and a layer of water rich in algae freezes onto the bottom. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.
(Photos: Antarctica Series by Steve Nicol)