Archive for the ‘Vuvuzela’ Category

Cape Towns Giant Vuvusela

June 4, 2010

In Cape Town there is a high way that was never finished… the road comes to a stop at the end of a bridge (dont ask – its a long story!)

Hyundai have decided they would build a massive Vuvusela (the very loud plastic horn that will be heard through out the world during the South Africa World Cup) off the end of the unfinished over-hang.

Giant Vuvusela

Giant Vuvusela

There is also a rumour going around they plan to hook up two giant truck horns and blast them every time a goal is scored at the Cape Town stadium during the World Cup. Only in Cape Town!!

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Earplugs for the 2010 World Cup

April 22, 2010

The vuvuzela, a large horn that is blown at many if not all South African football games could come under fire after recent research has shown that football games at the world cup could cause long term ear damage due to the noise inside stadiums.

South African standards for occupational noise required hearing protection for workers exposed to levels of 85 decibels and above. 10 football fans attended a PSL game at a 30,000 seater fifa approved stadium and wore personal sound exposure meters and had them fixed to their shoulders.

The researchers said the average sound exposure experienced by the participants during the almost two hours they spent in the stadium was 100.5 decibels. The peak exposure exceeded 140 decibels for eight of the ten participants, with the maximum peak reaching 144.2.

As a fan attending two games with my father I am not looking forward to this noise but I am glad to hear that a South African company is marketing foam earplugs specially designed for the World Cup, more news on these as they are released.

For more news; http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100421221436132C954886

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