Extra Strength Tylenol, anyone?
Short shrieks, high-pitched yelps and drawn-out wails rang out in Thailand at an international competition aimed at setting a new record for the loudest scream.
Russian Sergey Savelyev chimed in at 116.8 decibels -- roughly as loud as an ambulance siren -- to win the recent competition in the seaside town of Pattaya.
Sadly, his effort fell short of breaking the 129-decibel Guinness World Record for the loudest scream set in 2000 in London. Bummer. Sergey, who walked away with a check for a whopping $900 for his efforts, was one of 11 finalists from a field of 1,500 competitors - wow!
How does one prepare for screaming as loud as an ambulance siren? Well, apparently there are various strategies for revving up the vocal cords which included contestants twisting their bodies and even throwing themselves on the ground.
For me, watching re-runs of Mr. Belvedere would probably do the trick.....