It's game day. You want to be as loud as you possibly can so people know who you're cheering for, and so you can mess with the opposing team's heads. Here are your best options.
In this video, youtuber Mark Rober shows you the loudest ways to support your favourite sports team. After testing seven of the most popular cheering methods, here's what he found to be the most effective in a huge stadium (ranked loudest to quietest):
- Air horn
- Super Kazoo
- Screaming without clapping
- Cowbell or Vuvuzela
- Thunder sticks
- Clapping without yelling
It's probably not surprising that an air horn is the loudest, but they cost $US10 ($14) or more and eventually run out of air. A super kazoo on the other hand, is almost as loud, is powered by your own breath, and is super cheap ($US4 ($5) to $US5 ($7) apiece.) And if you don't want to bring any noisemakers to the big game, get ready to scream your head off. Just be sure to take breaks and clap so you don't hurt yourself.
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