3. Define: Vuvuzela
A mind-numbing torture device made of cheap, brightly colored plastic. It resembles a horn but its pitch cannot be changed. It is being used during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.I thought I heard an angry swarm of bumblebees, but it was the sound of vuvuzelas playing at the World Cup.
4. A scientific explanation of why the sound is so annoying:
The droning quality makes it more annoying – the fact it has a distinct pitch or note. Investigations into many noise annoyance problems have demonstrated this. Indeed some noise standards and regulations have corrections to allow for the additional annoyance from such sound. Droning sounds are harder to ignore and more alerting than broadband noise such as the hiss of a badly tuned radio.
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