Nothing is more annoying than having a constant buzzing in your ears. Well, the peaceful town of Taos, New Mexico, has been living with that same bothersome buzz for years. Some residents, 2%-11% out of 5,716, to be exact, complain of hearing a persistent, low frequency hum. Many explanations have been put forward, but none has been proven, among them mass hysteria and unusual acoustics. The low hum phenomenon is widespread; many cities and towns around the world have reported the same phenomenon.