I shuffle, scuff, and stumble into each and every room
but no one seems to notice since they’re all obscurely tuned
to a joke of sorts set way up high in every single home
“There’s a cold front coming from Canada; looks like we’ll be in the teens”
it’s the millionth time I’ve heard this when I start to get what it means:
you’re never getting out of here
and you watch too much T.V.
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.
sometimes i go to mcd’s and eat in the parking lot in my car alone and i start thinking if i choked on a chunk of the big mac i’m inhaling, i would most definitely die alone in the parking lot of mcd’s with a hunk of soggy burger in my throat and then i think even if i don’t die tonight, i’m still eating alone in the parking lot of mcd’s at 3:30 a.m. so which one is really worse? but then i start wondering if i’m subconsciously putting myself in this position and scarfing down my food as a sort of inconspicuous attempt at suicide but before i can reach a conclusion i realize i’ve eaten all my food, so i drive back through the drive-thru and find they’re only serving breakfast but i buy it anyway, so i guess that answers my question.