World’s Most Silent Room “Anechoic Chamber”

World’s most silent room ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis, United States becomes unbearable after a short time. The Guinness World Record holder place could not be tolerated for more than 45 minutes. the room is 99.99 per cent sound absorbent and it achieves its ultra-quietness by virtue of 3.3-foot-thick fiberglass acoustic wedges, double walls of insulated steel and foot-thick concrete.

the radio anechoic chamber

The room is so silent that whoever goes becomes the sound of the area. “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”, he adds.

Silent room is used by companies all over America – including Nasa, which puts their astronauts to the test in there, floating in a water-filled container, to see how long it takes before hallucinations take place and whether they could work through it. It is also used by a multitude of manufacturers, to test how loud their products are.

You can last for good 30 minutes in the chamber, despite having an off-putting mechanical heart valve that suddenly becomes very loud once he’s inside.

Barack Obama has won more Grammy Awards than Justin Bieber

Grammy award is for articulating or narrating non-musical works and includes dramas, audio books, poetry readings and story-telling. It was first awarded in 1959.

Barack Obama has won twice. First in 2006 for Dreams of My Father and second in 2008 for The Audacity of Hope.

He was both author and performer for these two audio books. The former is a memoir of his younger days while the latter is based on his 2008 campaign for the US presidency.

Justin Bieber, meanwhile, has won the Grammy only once to date. His track Where Are U Now done together with the DJs Skrillex and Diplo won in 2016 in the Best Dance Recording category.

The award is for ‘quality vocal or instrumental dance music performance’.

Bieber may well win more Grammys in the future but um … who is to say that Obama won’t maintain his lead? 🙂

The CIA Tried Various Methods to Kill Fidel Castro

The various US governments during Fidel Castro reign tried to kill him over 600 times. Fabian Escalante, the former head of the Cuban Secret Service, estimates that the assassination attempts break down like this: the Eisenhower administration tried to kill Castro 38 times; Kennedy, 42; Johnson, 72; Nixon, 184; Carter, 64; Reagan, 197; Bush Sr., 16; Clinton, 21.(the exact numbers are disputed).

Fidel Castro led a coup in 1959 to overthrow the regime of the US-backed former Cuban president Fulgencio Batista, and remained hostile to Washington throughout his life.
Castro led a coup in 1959 to overthrow the regime of the US-backed former Cuban president Fulgencio Batista, and remained hostile to Washington throughout his life.

The CIA tried various (sometimes stupid) methods to assassinate the Cuban leader. When wild unorthodox methods like cigars(poisoned and exploding), contaminated air, poisoned pills, fungus and a poison-filled syringe failed, they came out with even wilder schemes like placing thallium salt in his shoes, in the hope that his beard would fall out(seriously ‘Murica?!).

Then someone at the CIA came up with a crazy plan to kill him using a Seashell.. Yeah a goddamn booby-trapped SEASHELL! You see, the dictator was a fan of skin diving, so intelligence agents plotted to place an especially spectacular shell in a reef Castro was known to frequent. The hope was that the shell would be so beautiful that Castro would pick it up and, by doing so, trigger an explosive.

Unfortunately (or fortunately for the Cubans), this elaborate, vacuous plan was later deemed unpractical and was dropped.