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Last Updated: Wednesday January 24 2007 12:28 GMT

Sick and babies are worst sounds

Lizo

People being sick, squeaky see-saws and screaming babies have been voted some of the worst sounds in the world.

Over the past year, more than a million people have been voting on the noises that drive them nuts so researchers can work out what makes them so annoying.

People being sick topped the list, with violins being played badly and whoopee cushions also making the top 10.

But for kids under the age of 10, the world's worst sound was the dreaded sound of the dentist's drill. Eurgh!

VOTE

What's the worst sound in the world?

Babies screaming

17.57%17.57%

Someone being sick

33.99%33.99%

A dentist's drill

10.50%10.50%

Microphone feedback

13.53%13.53%

Mobile phone ringtones

2.61%2.61%

Whoopee cushion

0.50%0.50%

Squeaky see-saw

3.00%3.00%

A violin being played badly

18.30%18.30%

2601 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion



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