‘Let it out’: Iceland offering coronavirus stress relief by broadcasting world’s screams.

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, but maybe screaming is — at least during a pandemic.

Many are feeling increasingly stressed and frustrated because of coronavirus lockdowns around the world, and Iceland seems to have the answer. The country launched Let It Out on Thursday, an initiative that encourages everyone to record their guttural screams of frustration and release them into Iceland’s beautiful, wide-open spaces.

Not only are the screams broadcast on the initiative’s website, they are also played in seven different remote locations in the country — like Viðey in Reykjavík, Festarfjall by Grindavík, Skógafoss, close to Djúpivogur, at the foot of Snæfellsjökull, by Kálfshamarsvík and by Rauðasandur in the Westfjords — through bright-yellow speakers. Verder lezen...