Anechoic Chambers

An anechoic chamber offers a claustraphobic silence which some people find unpleasant and others love.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(2 Votes, average 3.00)
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Teufelsberg, Germany

A disused listening station from the Cold War has powerful echoes from the near-spherical radome and you can whisper into your own ears.

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(3 Votes, average 3.67)
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superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird, Australia

The Lyrebird mimics the sounds of the rainforest, from Kookaburra to chain saw.

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(6 Votes, average 3.83)
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Bearded Seal

Bearded Seals, Arctic

The extraordinary long drawn out glissandos of the bearded seal make it one of the strangest animal calls in the world.

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(5 Votes, average 4.20)
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Echo_Bridge

Echo Bridge, Massachusetts

Bridge arches can have great echoes. Reports claim that Echo bridge repeats a human voice up to 15 times

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(2 Votes, average 4.00)
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Hamilton Mausoleum, Scotland

The Hamilton Mausoleum once held the World record for the room with the ‘longest echo’

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(No Ratings)
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Echo, Château de Chinon, France

Follow the road sign to the echo and perform a strange local rhyme which exploits the distinctive echo

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(4 Votes, average 2.00)
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Maryhill Stonehenge

Stonehenge Replica, Maryhill, USA

A chance to go back in time and get an impression of what our ancestors heard within Stonehenge.

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(8 Votes, average 3.25)
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Coloured Canyon Egypt

Coloured Canyon, Egypt

A place to hear nothing. Although you might be surprised to find out when you get there, that your body isn’t as quiet as you think.

1 Star, yawn2 Stars, OK3 Stars, interesting4 Stars, worth a detour5 Stars, worth a journey
(2 Votes, average 4.50)
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La Gomera, Canary Islands

Whistled language, Canary Islands

How do you communicate over large distances when your mobile phone runs out of charge or there is no network coverage – use a whistling language!

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(5 Votes, average 5.00)
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