Author Archives: thenoisecurmudgeon

Eating and Sound

No, this post is not about people who eat with their mouths open. It is about …… the noisy restaurant. Who hasn’t encountered this situation? You got out for dinner and you can’t hear the person across the table from … Continue reading

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Noise in the hinterlands

I just got the link below in my email today.  Such bad news – even the quiet spots are no longer quiet!  What the hell are we doing to the world? Not much more to say about this.  Just read … Continue reading

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Noisy Down Under

Who knew? There are fines if you make too much noise at Sydney Opera House!!! Rock group Florence and the Machine performed there; and the Opera House was fined $15,000.00 for violating noise limit regulations. Are you wondering what I … Continue reading

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More on “Pink Noise”

More “Pink Noise” Remember white noise machines?  They were recommended as a way to mask night time noise, and help people get to sleep. If you have a hard time falling asleep, and if you are ‘older (like the people … Continue reading

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Cars Crashing and Noise

Car Crashes and Noise Car crashes are usually noisy affairs:  brakes shrieking, glass breaking, metal rending and grinding, etc.  Apparently the noise level of a car crash is often over 150 dB, which is very loud and very hard on … Continue reading

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Scotties knows noise

Scotties knows about noise!! Yes, THAT Scotties – the people who sell you Kleenex, and paper towels and toilet paper. Do you watch curling on TV?  Are you that sort of person?  Or perhaps you attend curling tournaments? Then, you … Continue reading

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Israel, Noise and Religion

Noise and Religion A number of years ago, we were in Malaysia, and 5 times a day we heard the Muslim call to prayer. This call was usually amplified by sound systems near the various mosques. We were surprised, but … Continue reading

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