This is not necessarily an educational post, but just more of a quirky observation. The car alarms in Chile (and Argentina for that matter) are horrendously obnoxious. The U.S. cars (I am trying not to say American, because it truly is politically incorrect) only have a monotone consistent alarm that goes off every second. In Chile, the cars have that, plus the sound of ambulances, police cars, and seemingly every noise pattern known to humankind. These soundbites rotate on a pattern that each pattern lasts for about 5-10 seconds and then it moves on to the next one. This lasts for 1 minute or so. If I can, I will upload a soundbite to show an example. Honestly, it is so much worse than in the U.S. but also a little entertaining because you have no idea which sound pattern will come next!