Testing The World's Longest Echo

  • Published on: 19 November 2018
  • Technically, the Inchindown oil tanks in Invergordon, Scotland, have the world's longest reverberation, but that makes a much worse title. We tested them with a loud noise and some very sensitive microphones.

    Matt's musical experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzMVJkTjKNc
    Behind the scenes on the Matt and Tom channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4qplnaPjbk

    Thanks to Allan, Alan and Preston for all their help on the day, and to landowners the Bannerman Group for allowing us access!

    Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin

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  • Runtime : 3:28
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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott   12 months ago

    If you want some more ridiculous noises, do check out Matt’s video — the link’s in the description and the end card!

  • TechDeckBros _
    TechDeckBros _   12 hours ago

    Sounds like a watch dogs sound effect - only gamer bois know that

  • Ero Kia
    Ero Kia   13 hours ago

    That is the sound of the big bang.

  • Congo Bongo
    Congo Bongo   15 hours ago

    I would like to hear how long a fart would sound for

  • 97VobraOwner
    97VobraOwner   17 hours ago

    I wouldn’t slide through that 18” tube for any damn thing

  • Carter Anderson
    Carter Anderson   22 hours ago

    Ok so don’t shout “hello” at all the entire video that’s literally all I wanted to here... that’s a dislike

  • Gurosama Bltch
    Gurosama Bltch   1 days ago

    Should have tested a bassy sound instead of that trebley pistol bang.

  • Mister Mahieu
    Mister Mahieu   1 days ago

    Imagine if a sounds echoes from the back of it when your alone in there

  • RainBowPizzaOnSpace
    RainBowPizzaOnSpace   1 days ago

    Imagine playing the tornado Chicago alarm in there. Must drive you insane for more than 20 seconds minutes.

  • awwbubba30
    awwbubba30   1 days ago

    Imagine singing the halo theme song in that place :0

  • deven king
    deven king   1 days ago

    1:49 this is what you came for cost 1 like

  • TyxyT
    TyxyT   1 days ago

    what if you got stuck in that hole and started screaming for help

  • Xbox Addictionz
    Xbox Addictionz   1 days ago

    Some ghosts been done came out of there, something don’t seem right about that tunnel.

  • T k
    T k   1 days ago

    And you didn't even yell "ECHO".. such a waste.

  • cookies dc
    cookies dc   1 days ago

    Whispering in that thing sounds like your talking out loud

  • Spirited Drive
    Spirited Drive   2 days ago

    So is this the exact opposite from the world's quietest room?

  • Rottot
    Rottot   2 days ago

    that damn tube...

  • Casey Edwards
    Casey Edwards   2 days ago


  • Rafael Costa
    Rafael Costa   2 days ago

    was I the only one that was expecting an echo?

  • dh 13
    dh 13   2 days ago

    Playing the force-theme by John Williams on a french horn there, would be amazing.

  • Mr. Veere
    Mr. Veere   3 days ago

    for some reason even though my volume is at 30% i can still hear him whispering

  • James Bond
    James Bond   3 days ago

    You should sing the Halo theme song in there

  • Martin Perez
    Martin Perez   3 days ago

    And where's an acoustic guitar when you need one?

  • THN
    THN   3 days ago

    It's gonna be epic if I say the N-word over there

  • Jadden
    Jadden   3 days ago

    I wonder if you can hear an echo of a silent fart