The world record for the loudest thing ever shouted belongs to an Irish female teacher who shouted the word “quiet” at 121 decibels, the equivalent of a jet engine.

Belfast teacher still in class of her own for shouting

Belfast teacher Annalisa Flanagan still top of the class for shouting

Silence is golden is a classroom mantra repeated the world over.

But, imagine a classroom being shaken by a sound louder than a rock concert; a sound as loud as a thunderclap or a chainsaw.

Welcome to the classroom of Annalisa Flanagan – the owner of the world’s loudest shout.

The Belfast primary school teacher bellowed her way into the world record books in 1994 with a thunderous bellow of the word (what else?) ‘quiet!’.

The shout clocked up an earth-shattering 121.7 decibels, setting a world record and potentially damaging the hearing of anyone within earshot.


Despite her record standing for 22 years, no-one has yet been able to out-… Continue Reading