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Had MRI of foot. Found it very soothing. I am one of those weird people who find a loud noise makes me sleepy. I used to visit husband in Navy ship engine room and get very sleepy.

So I imagined Archie and Horatio would think MRI tube much like a cannon mouth. You lie down in cannon, and it roars, and takes a portrait.
And this made me think that prior to the end of the industrial rev, all the loud sounds were short bursts. Like cannon fire or a blacksmith's hammer.
Just a stray thought, and maybe wrong. What do you all think.

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charliecochrane
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
You're regressing to the womb, I bet. Must have been noisy in there. I think we do babies no favours expecting them to get to sleep in quiet rooms...
eglantine_br
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yes like the way tiny babies like to sleep to the vacuum cleaner.
katriona_s
Jan. 22nd, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
You like MRI tube and the noise??? How weird you are ! XD
eglantine_br
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
I know-- it is pretty silly!
ba1126
Jan. 22nd, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't the industrial revolution include factory work, which was VERY noisy!!maybe you meant 'up until the Industrial revolution?"
eglantine_br
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yes but a repetitive sound I think rather than a loud sustained roar.
It is the roar that is new-- at least I think so.
anteros_lmc
Jan. 22nd, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
It's very hard to really imagine a world without so many of the things that have become part and parcel of our daily lives, and the impact that anything out for ordinary would have had on people. That's something we were always reminded of while studying archaeology. Imagine the impact that certain monuments would have had on people in landscape where large scale manmade structures were rare?
eglantine_br
Jan. 22nd, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
Even a sophisticated man like Archie would be stunned by things we don't blink at today. On the other hand my husband was 30 before he ever touched a horse.

I found the MRI tube pretty amazing.
vespican
Jan. 23rd, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
On several cruises, I berthed right below the after part of the flight deck. Nothing like sleeping while F-14s did full power maintenance turns, literally right above my head.
Dave
eglantine_br
Jan. 24th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
Mike did too, on USS Kennedy. But he can sleep anywhere-- anytime. Busses, subways, dentist... He once slept through a root canal. He does not even have to be especially tired, it is as if his body just goes 'Oooh a chance to sleep!'
vespican
Jan. 26th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
If I get a haircut, go to the dentist, or visit the doctor, it's usually after a full day's work. I'm tired and quite often find myself falling asleep or at least to the point where I could nod off. Then come Sunday night when I know I have to be up in the morning, I find it difficult to slip into the dream world.
Dave
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