World's Loudest Hinge

I experienced the world’s loudest hinge today.  It was part of the Presentation Project used for Woodbadge on Wood Fires.  I heard it opened outside and it was noisy, but when transported into the warm and enclosed environment of my room it became something else.  Closing the door sounded like the scream of the demon love-child of a harpy and a pterodactyl.  It blew out glass (hyperbole), it set off my neighbor’s dog (not hyperbole) and it caused screws on desk to rattle and jump (completely fabricated).  It was loud.

I was very relieved to find out our presentation would take place outside in the cold and we wouldn’t shatter the glasses of our audience.