What if every cat in the world surrounded you and meowed at the same time? How loud would it be?
[…] it would be about 97dB. That’s something like the sound of a loud motorcycle passing right by you. Not deafening, but uncomfortably loud.
Interestingly you don’t even need all the cats in the world. After about 10,000 cats, they start getting too far away to matter.
Not convinced? Check out the math involved here: imgur.com
Never fails to amaze me no matter how many times I rewatch it.
My answer to the question “what’s your favorite music?”
They say the people who exhibit the most kindness have experienced a lot of pain. The ones who act like they don’t need love are the ones who need it most. The ones who take care of everyone else’s needs are the ones who are broken and need the most help. And the people who smile a lot may be the ones who cry when there is no one around.
The man, who kills a man, kills a man. The man, who kills himself, kills all men; as far as he is concerned he wipes out the world. His act is worse (symbolically considered) than any rape or dynamite outrage. For it destroys all buildings: it insults all women.
The thief is satisfied with diamonds; but the suicide is not: that is his crime. He cannot be bribed, even by the blazing stones of the Celestial City. The thief compliments the things he steals, if not the owner of them. But the suicide insults everything on earth by not stealing it. He defiles every flower by refusing to live for its sake. There is not a tiny creature in the cosmos at whom his death is not a sneer.
When a man hangs himself on a tree, the leaves might fall off in anger and the birds fly away in fury: for each has received a personal affront. […] The man’s crime is different from other crimes — for it makes even crimes impossible.
– G. K. Chesterton