1 January 2000 l World wide audio happening
The World Laughter Monument: a world wide audio project took place during the change of the millennium 1999-2000, starting at the Fiji Islands.
The world is divided in 24 timezones. At exactly 24.00 hrs at the local change of the millennium in each specific timezone, journalists collected laughter and sent it to the LaughterLab in Amsterdam through the internet.
After journalists in the last time zone had sent their laughter to us, a laughter audio composition was made and broadcasted simultaneously by 500 radio stations worldwide at 10:00 hours GMT January 1st 2000. At that very moment the World Laughter Monument was built virtually in space to welcome the new millennium.
The project was a great success and received substantial international media attention.
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