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scream box

scream as much as you like and no one will hear you
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Due to my handy stress relieving device, basically a sound proof hand held box, which can be shouted/screamed into when stressed. You can express your anger and no one will hear.
gizmo, Nov 23 2001

A primal scream box http://www.megsinet.net/~ppekin/hedda.htm
A 1.85 x 1.25 x 2.5 m (6 x 4 x 8 ft) padded wooden box that someone's trying to get rid of [pottedstu, Nov 23 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

More person-size boxes http://home.att.net/~jspeyrer/pbphoto.htm
Lots of photos; some are pretty much rooms. [pottedstu, Nov 23 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Building your primal room http://home.att.net...peyrer/coldwell.htm
How to make a big box/room for screaming in [pottedstu, Nov 23 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

ScreamBody http://web.media.mi...monster/screambody/
Reinvented by those nuts at the MIT Media Lab [krelnik, Jan 04 2005]

Shouting .. Vase? http://www.kilian-n...ur-anger-p-293.html
Oh, those wacky Japanese. [jutta, Jul 16 2008]


       it's called a husband
po, Nov 23 2001

       You want to scream your head off without anyone hearing you? You want a primal scream box? We can't do you a hand-held box, but if you got a small room you're not using for anything, you could build a primal box big enough for you to fit inside and not be like a coffin (see links). Some of the ones pictured in the second link have temperature and humidity controls. But a garden shed might be much the same (they actually look much the same).   

       The problem with a hand-held box you shout into is going to be sound-proofing it. If you make it an air-tight seal to your face, it's going to restrict your breathing for the screaming. And even then, the sound might get out. I don't have anyone here to listen to me, but I think there's going to be a lot of escaping noise unless you adopt the big heavy box.   

       It would be nice if it worked, though.
pottedstu, Nov 23 2001

       Based on many of the ideas here, they should be placed every 100 yards along every major highway.
phoenix, Nov 24 2001

       Shouldn't this idea have been posted by gizmo mum?
DrBob, Nov 24 2001

       I offer shouts of encouragement to my fellow drivers on roadways everywhere.
thumbwax, Nov 24 2001

       Couldn't you just use a motorcycle helmet and glue some acoustic foam to the inside of the faceplate?
mazo, Nov 26 2001

       If you scream into your motorcycle helmet loudly enough, you can still be heard, even by someone else who is also wearing a motorcycle helmet and earplugs while you're each on your own running motorcycle. All it takes is a sufficiently frightening experience, like seeing a bear standing by the side of the road.
elizilla, Nov 27 2001

       Doesn't this kind of go against what screaming is all about. It's meant to be heard as it shows that there is something frightening you or that you are very annoyed/irritated/pre-menstrual, etc People need to know these things. Besides, screaming out loud is fun.
Miss Weston Smith, Nov 28 2001

       Elizilla we don't have bears in England, from which Gizmo and his Mum obviously hail.
maggie, Nov 29 2001

       just substitute - traffic wardens
po, Nov 29 2001

       I've used my car for this purpose. It's not sound-proof, but good enough.   

       A hand-held device would be cool, though.
XSarenkaX, Sep 03 2002

       whatever happened to gizmo?   

       Come back!! The Halfbakery misses you!
yamahito, Sep 03 2002

       last I heard, his mother was monopolising the pc.
po, Sep 03 2002

       Wish I had a link, but I remember seeing exactly this thing on TV many years ago. It was a sphere a little larger than a tennis ball, with a round opening on one side about the size of an open (screaming) mouth. The sphere was filed with foam - hence the sound absorbing properties. I think it was Japanese.
bibimbap, Sep 03 2002

       I can't believe noone has mentioned 1984 by George Orwell. They had a system where you HAD to scream your head off for 5 minutes every day. Ah the old ones are the best!
aphidman, Sep 04 2002

       As a variation to this, I would like there to be commercially available a "Golden age rant helmet". This is worn by older members of the population who find it necessary to incessantly yell abuse at the participants on TV political discussion programmes.   

       An internal automatic screen wiper would be provided to clear the spittle off the inside of the faceplate, for uninterrupted vewing and abusive pleasure.
8th of 7, Feb 13 2003

       Why do they call it the golden age when your body ceases to function?
FloridaManatee, Feb 13 2003

       Why not just scream out of your window? i think screaming is a lot more beneficial when you scare the crap out of other people.
notme, Feb 13 2003

       Really good . I'm impressed!Best one yet!
cattails, Jan 04 2005


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