WATCH: The loudest possible sound, according to science

When a noise travels faster than the speed of sound and becomes a shock wave.

There’s probably not a person on Earth who didn’t wish for the ability to instantly teleport themselves somewhere else at a given moment. But despite what some science fiction would lead us to believe, even if we had the technology to do it, it wouldn’t exactly be pleasant for the innocent bystanders on the other side. As this episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart explains, the air filling the vacuum where you used to be would collapse with such force, the sound would burst their eardrums and probably make them feel sick to their stomachs.

via sciencealert