Orfield Anechoic Chamber In Minneapolis Is World’s Quietest Place
Wow, the world’s quietest place right here in Minnesota. Just the place to go for some peace and quiet. How long do you think you could stay in the chamber? In reading the book “Alcatraz”, I found most men couldn’t take 45 days in solitude. I wonder how long I could last?
The mad and hectic pace of life, sometimes makes us all crave some peace and quiet. But then, as they say, too much of a good thing can actually be bad for you. That applies to silence, as it turns out people can’t stand to be in the world’s quietest place for too long. The longest a person has lasted in there is 45 minutes.
The place I’m talking about is a room at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis. The room, also known as the ‘anechoic chamber’, is 99.99% sound absorbent. The double-insulated walls are made of steel and foot-thick concrete. Along the walls are also 3.3-foot thick fiberglass acoustic wedges that contribute to the ultra-quietness. The room holds the current Guinness World Record for being the quietest place on Earth.