Archive for January, 2013

January 14, 2013

Scream Sweden – “Flash Crowds exist outside my Window!”

Scream Sweden liveleaks link as found by me.

Random link found on a typical Monday morning. I wonder what led this enterprising individual to make this remarkable discovery – I mean this came so far out of left field it ended up somewhere in centre.

If you listen closely it might even sound musical, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were sudde… you get the picture.

Update: For those curious, this Reddit thread explains the origins of the screaming culture. Apparently it’s a tradition for students in the Flogsta area of Uppsala to carry on the scream. If I had to hazard a guess, it probably started like all good “bad” traditions do, by accident. Then collective stupidity being fun when shared, it spread. And continues to this day, helped along by the fact that it’s fun, is relevant to a need and a great way to bond with others – a classic example of tribe culture in play.

Even those slightly beyond shouting distance.