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Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever

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Think of the most annoying sound ever. Your morning alarm, perhaps? Or maybe your microwave's incessant beeping noise? An engineer named Caryl Baldwin was tasked with creating a sound so obnoxious that it'll help save lives. Learn more in the following video, then discover two songs that were engineered to garner specific responses.

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