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The horn, made of plastic material shaped like a trumpet, could produce a sound until 127decibel (dB) - higher than the noise of a lawnmower (90dB) and a chainsaw (100 dB).
Continuous exposure to sounds at 85 dB can cause permanent hearing loss induced by noise.
When one person is exposed to a sound of 100dB or higher intensity, if the exposure time is longer than 15 minutes may occur in the auditory system injury.
Vuvuzela 127 dB (A)
Horn 123.6 dB (A)
Pandeiro 122.2 dB (A)
Whistle judge's 121.8 dB (A)
2 fans singing 121.6 dB (A)
Horn gas 121.4 dB (A)
Bell / cowbell 114.9 dB (A)
Rattle wooden 108.2 dB (A)
Inflatable noise of 99.1 dB (A)
Originally posted by neformore
Can't resist saying this, but as a Liverpool fan I'm used to constant noise throughout the game, which may be why I'm not so bothered by it
Originally posted by BlackOps719
As a rabid American sports fan who is sort of new to the whole "futbol" game, I have made a real concerted effort to watch this years tourny, to give the World Cup a fair go, and I am trying to keep an open mind.
So yesterday USA vs England I had some friends over, cooked some food on the grille, popped a few cold ones - hot d**n we are gonna watch the World Cup and see what all of the fuss is about!
By the end of the first half, two people were fast asleep in front of the tv snoring like mad, two others were outside playing with the dog having lost interest, and I forced myself to spend 90 minutes watching what I could term as one of the most mind numbingly boring events I have ever witnessed.
Like watching snails fornicate.
And the vuvuzelas made what was already a slow moving, uninteresting event almost unbearable. Like trying to watch a sporting event while being swarmed by 1 million house flies. The sound is enough to drive you mad after a while, I can imagine being in a stadium with 40,000 people making that awful sound would be enough to drive you to murder.
No offense or disrespect intended here to fans of the game as Im sure it all takes getting used to, these are just my own honest observations as an "ignant American" who is trying to understand this sport and culture.
Im going to give it another shot today with the Germany/Aussie game, maybe I will have better luck this time around.
Maybe I just needed more beer.