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Mark H
What is the Most Annoying Sound in the World? - http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science...
What is the Most Annoying Sound in the World?
"[W]hen a group of neuroscientists decided to test which sounds most upset the human brain, they discovered that fingernails on a chalkboard isn’t number one. It’s not even number two. As part of their research, published last week in the Journal of Neuroscience, they put 16 participants in an MRI machine, played them a range of 74 different sounds and asked them to rate which were most annoying. Their top ten most irritating sounds, with links to audio files for the worst five (although we can’t imagine why you’d want to listen):" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"1. A knife on a bottle, 2. A fork on a glass, 3. Chalk on a blackboard, 4. A ruler on a bottle, 5. Nails on a blackboard, 6. A female scream, 7. An anglegrinder (a power tool), 8. Squealing brakes on a bicycle, 9. A baby crying, 10. An electric drill" - Mark H
children screaming/crying! - grizabella
Knife and fork being scraped against each other is pretty annoying to me. - John (bird whisperer)
^ this. Also, a knife against a plate. *shudders* - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, that too. - John (bird whisperer)
people scraping forks against their teeth ugh - Marissa
A pencil erasure that it almost used up an it scraps the metal against the paper. - Eric - Back to the Grill from iPhone
I think I have one that beats them all: My husband multi-tasking (a combo of football on a loud TV, combined with baseball on a loud radio, combined with him yelling at both) - April Russo
I really can't deal with the utensil again dish sound. Almost any sounds of eating bother me; smacking, crunching, slurping, gulping...You know, it's actually more annoying that those sounds annoy me. HAHA! - Anika