NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Not Even a Pin Drop

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Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, renowned for its eerie quiet, recently created a 30-minute CD of near-total silence, first as a small-scale fundraising project, but later for general sales, since word-of-mouth had attracted orders from as far away as Ghana. Those who've heard it said they could make out only the occasional footsteps squeaking on the wooden floor (and the distant hum of passing cars). Said one admiring parishioner, “People sometimes like to sit down and just have a bit of peace and quiet.”

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