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Terror task for screaming champ
Jill Drake
Jill Drake discovered her talent by chance at a competition
The world's loudest screamer has been recruited by Disney to launch a new white-knuckle ride.

Jill Drake, from Tenterden, Kent, will fly to Los Angeles and scream for an hour to promote Disneyland's new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Mrs Drake, 52, discovered her unusual talent by accident on a trip to London.

She entered a screaming competition in the Millennium Dome and was told her 129 decibel howl broke the world record.

Louder than horns

The world champion, whose yell was nine decibels more than a train horn, said: "I went to the Dome with friends and heard a woman screaming in the competition and thought I could do better.

"My friends told me to have a go so I got up there and screamed and the organisers said 'Goodness you've broken the world record'.

"Now I have to go to Disneyland and scream to make some lights light up and then it's all over, so I have only got to work for about an hour."

Mother-of-two Mrs Drake's scream is as loud as a pneumatic drill and only 10 decibels lower than a jumbo jet taking off.

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