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if we got all the cats in the world to meow at exactly the same time how loud would it be

Well the average cat meow is like 65/75dB (above speaking volume but below shouting) and there are about 2bn cats in the world, so, by that math, 130-150bn dB. Which is about 100 million jets taking off at once.

catastrophically loud 

Decibels are a logarithmic measurement, so you can’t add them like this! 2 billion cats is 2 billion times the noise, but to add them properly you do 75dB + 10log(2000000000)dB, which comes to (75+93)dB, or 168dB. That’s about the sound level of a shotgun going off right next to your ear, though, so pretty loud!

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