Scientists Create A Sound So Loud It Can Boil Water and Rupture Your Heart

May 24, 2019
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Have you ever been to a concert where the band is so loud that you can barely hear or understand what they are playing? Compared to an experiment conducted by a team of scientists, that is barely even a whisper.

Including members from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists have discovered a sound so loud that it could boil water instantly, and rupture your heart and lungs upon contact. By creating small blasts of water at extremely powerful X-rays underwater, the liquid would immediately be vaporized, thus creating a shockwave. Pretty soon, a series of shockwaves would form. Then by increasing the intensity of the blasts, small bubbles would form and dissipate.

This means that scientists may have discovered the limit of which sound can be observed in a state of water. According to the study, which was published in Physical Review Fluids, the sound pressure would exceed over 270 decibles. To put that into perspective, that is louder than a rocket launch. According to Cnet, if a human were to experience that amound of sound pressure, it would be enough to rupture the heart and lungs.

Based on this research, let's hope that bands like Manowar and KISS don't get any bright ideas.

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