Friday, September 3, 2010

The loudest car stereo ever

Jonah Lomu is famous for two things. The first is running straight over the top of Mike Catt in the World Cup (he did that to lots of players but the humiliation of this effort was unparalleled). Jonah is also famous for owning New Zealand's loudest car stereo. Apparently if you got his Nissan Patrol and pumped his stereo up to full volume (160 decibals) it could actually kill you. That's pretty damn impressive.

Today while I was playing golf I heard something that sounded like it might just have been Jonah. The tune coming out of this stereo was a good eight times louder than a Mr Whippy van's Green Sleeves. I think I could still hear it when it was about 4km away. It wasn't however doof coming out of that oversized subwoofer. It was Rick Astley's "Never Going to Give You Up". Special.

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