Unless you're planning to live in Mongolia where the population density is less than two people per square kilometer (or any other similarly under-populated area), picking a place near noisy neighbors is a real risk.
And if you're one of the unlucky ones who constantly suffer through sleepless nights, thanks to these inconsiderate douches, well, one guy has come up with a nifty payback device that might just be the solution you need.
Forget peeing on their lawn shotguns, barangay calls, or threatening anonymous letters—this doesn't involve any of those.
Rather, it involves a bit of tech ingenuity from a YouTube user named Jamil who, with his gizmo know-how and concern for our sanity, created a stereo with the noisy neighbor in mind.
He hooked up a set of huge speakers with a CD player, microphone, and a customized Arduino (an open-source platform which can be programmed for different uses) board. The result: a setup which "listens" for noise levels on a wall and, when it's consistently loud enough, fires a reply in the form of an annoying, beat-blasting song of your own choosing.
Watch it in action below:
It certainly works and, while Jamil's rackety fellow apartment-dwellers didn't tone down the music, we're pretty sure they'll get (hear?) the message soon enough. That, or start of a contest of loud tunes and strained wits is imminent.
The million-peso question: If you were in his shoes, what song would you choose? For the record, the unanimous choice of your friends here at the FHM HQ is "Macarena."
Seriously though, a little patience and diplomacy could go a long way here.