Monday, June 14, 2010

Vuvuzela Hell

I was going to blog about this when the earthquake hit. Anyway, vuvuzelas are these plastic horns that are blown during South African soccer matches. I've watched a few matches on TV and the horns generate a huge wall of noise that sounds like an angry swarm of bees. It is really irritating and must be horrible to be at the games. News articles say that it gets up to 127 decibels inside the stadium... that's crazy! Can you say "permanent hearing damage"?

BBC News article and video

I think if I watch another match, I'll mute the sound and turn on the close caption instead.

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