What happened to the Man Who Spent the Longest time in the Quietest Room in the World

People always complain about not having enough space where they could spend some time in peace and quiet. But what they really mean is a place where they could sit and enjoy some ‘Me time’ in peace, but too much quiet is not what most people ask for.

This is the story of a YouTuber and musician named Callux, who broke the world record of spending the most time in the quietest room in the world.

Callux, who already owns another word record, posted a video on his YouTube, where he has more than 4 million subscribers, and described his weird and trippy experience in the chamber.

“South Bank University’s ‘Anechoic Chamber’ is said to be the quietest place in the whole world; a room soundproofed to be so silent that sound is measured in negative decibels and visitors are advised to stay inside no longer than 45 minutes lest they start to lose their minds.”

Previously one reporter from Unilad spent over 67 minutes in the quietest room in the world that is located at the South Bank University in London and made a world record.

According to the chamber’s designer, Steven Orfield, “When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You’ll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly. In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.”

Now it was Callux’s turn who wanted to crush the previous record.

In his YouTube video, Callux described that there were some rules that he needed to abide by.

  1. Be in the chamber alone
  2. No sleep or fainting
  3. Must always be monitored
  4. Sound must never go above 25DBA
  5. Speak every five minutes for one minute
  6. he could leave at any time
  7. the challenge must be completed in the dark (optional)

The staff at SBU outlined the risks involved and told Callux that he would experience things like never before.

“After sixty minutes, you are gonna have trouble because, after sixty minutes, you start to hear your blood circulation system, which does run through your whole body, but you are gonna hear it as it flows around your ear,” he was told.

Before he was sealed in the chamber, he was advised to opt for shallow breathing and avoid deep breathing.

Then he sat in the room alone and was constantly monitored on the screen by the staff members involved in the experiment.

“After just five minutes spent in isolation, he immediately reported feeling disoriented, following an intense burst of tinnitus in both ears,” Unilad reported.

“At the 15-minute mark, he claimed to be seeing lights dancing around him in the room, and after 30 minutes inside, he claimed to be able to hear the sound of his own bloodstream.”

“After closing in on an hour and getting within spitting distance of the World Record, Callux almost gave in as he reported becoming disturbed by hallucinations in the room, but not only did he perseveres, but he went on to smash the previous record, setting a new one of one hour and 26 minutes.”

He eventually succeeded in breaking the previous world record of spending the most time in the quietest room in the world. After he completed the challenge, the staff members opened the chamber and asked Callux to comment on his experience.

“It was f*cking weird,” he said.

Share Your Thoughts:

What are your views on Callux’s record-breaking story? Can you sit in this room for this long? Let us know in the comment section.

Sources: YouTubeUnilad

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