Vladimir Gavreau's Fan Blade
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Origin

Vladimir Gavreau

Type

Fan Blade

Effects

Generates infrasound waves

Downsides

Induces symptoms of motion sickness

Activation

Spinning

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

480998-5967

Shelf

946341-3479-984

Date of Collection

August 16, 1977

[Source]


Origin[edit | edit source]

Vladimir Gavreau experimented on the effects of sound waves, specifically how infrasound altered biological systems. His interest in infrasonic waves first came about in his lab during the 1960s, when he and his lab assistants experienced pain in the ear drums and shaking lab equipment, but no audible sound was picked up on his microphones. He concluded that it was infrasound and got to work preparing tests in the labs.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When spun at just the right speed generates infrasound waves. Even though they're inaudible, the waves are harmful to anyone whose ears aren't protected from them, inducing bouts of nausea, headaches, & dizziness. The effects are magnified depending on the acoustics of the environment in which the fan is used; in the right setting, the infrasound can even be lethal.

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