“CIA would like to place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box with an insect [*probably a Cicada ]. You have informed us [the Department of Justice] that he appears to have a fear of insects [*Cicada ahhrgh]. In particular, you would like to tell Zubaydah that you intend to place a stinging insect into the box with him. You would, however, place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect such as a catapiller in the box with him [*but not a Cicada as they are deadly ahhhrghhh].” TortureReport Memos (*Poetic license)
The powerful death shriek of the Cicada is underestimated. Though the CSIRO acknowledge 120db has been observed – this is not just “loud” if the exposure is more than 4hrs (ref below). Though the law in most areas require earplugs between 75-85db >45mins; Cicada spit on man’s law and laugh on the face of crying children.
Refer: Health Impact of Exposure to > 90db Noise:
CSIRO: Cicada reach 120db – http://tinyurl.com/mhpuxkk
BMJ Noise pollution: non-auditory effects on health: http://tinyurl.com/lyxsglf
AuGov Report of Longterm Noise Exposure & Health- ISBN 0 642 82304 9: http://tinyurl.com/owyr5sh
Lancet Sum. (SciD): Negative consequences of noise on overall health – http://tinyurl.com/kabxn8u
Noise and Health: Research Gate: http://tinyurl.com/k2fvghy