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SCP-092 - 'The Best of The 5th Dimension'
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Item #: SCP-092

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The three thousand one hundred and twenty-five instances of SCP-092 are to be held in individual cases suitable for containing non-anomalous audio compact discs (CDs), and stored in standard inanimate-object lockers at Site 37. Each instance is to be individually numbered with permanent marker.

Testing of instances of SCP-092 is to be done in soundproof rooms. Only one instance of SCP-092 may be examined at a time. Only D-class personnel are to listen to previously-unexamined instances of SCP-092. Research proposals which involve non-D-class personnel listening to instances of SCP-092 require written approval from site command.

The cadaver of SCP-092-B is not currently considered anomalous except by association, and is preserved in the morgue freezer at Site 19.

Description: SCP-092 is a set of 3125 audio CDs, each labeled "The Absolute Absolute Absolute Absolute BEST of The 5th Dimension!!!!!", and marked with the names of the 31 performers who have at various times been part of the American singing group "The 5th Dimension". Each instance of SCP-092, when played in a standard CD player, will produce a distinct anomalous effect upon all individuals within hearing range. The anomalous phenomenon will last 74 minutes (the duration of a standard audio CD), during which time listeners will be unable to leave hearing range, or to shut off the CD player or otherwise interrupt its function. As well, when the anomalous phenomenon finishes, all surviving listeners will engage in synchronized vocalization of the phrase "Wow, that was real cool"; synchronized vocalization has been observed in non-anglophones, pre-verbal infants, unconscious individuals, paralyzed individuals, and individuals physically incapable of speech due to laryngeal, lingual, and/or buccal damage.

The anomalous properties of each instance of SCP-092 are thematically and conceptually linked to the number 5, dimensions, and/or the members of The 5th Dimension. As of ██/██/████, 871 instances of SCP-092 have been assessed and their anomalous properties formally described; see document 092-W83 for a full list, or below for a representative sample.

Instance Anomalous property
SCP-092-028 Listeners experience quintuple vision for all moving objects.
SCP-092-041 Listeners'' bodies exude pentagonal crystals of elemental boron (chemical element #5). Crystals cease materializing upon conclusion of CD, but do not dematerialize.
SCP-092-042 Listeners'' bodies exude pentagonal ingots of elemental manganese (chemical element #25, or 5^2). Ingots cease materializing upon conclusion of CD, but do not dematerialize; listeners succumb to acute manganese poisoning within 24 hours.
SCP-092-043 Listeners'' bodies exude pentagonal nodules of elemental cesium (chemical element #55). All listeners killed by cesium burns within eight minutes.
SCP-092-079 Listeners become physiologically five years old.
SCP-092-080 Listeners become physiologically five months old.
SCP-092-081 Listeners become physiologically five weeks old.
SCP-092-082 Listeners become physiologically five days old.
SCP-092-126 Listeners experience unbearably painful facial spasms characterized by constant chewing and biting motions — symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, caused by inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve; during initial test, all listeners batter themselves into unconsciousness against walls of testing chamber in attempts to escape the pain.
SCP-092-175 Listeners'' bodies are "pentasected" radially, producing 5 disconnected segments which remain alive and mobile.
SCP-092-176 Listeners'' bodies are "pentasected" laterally, producing 5 disconnected segments which remain alive and mobile.
SCP-092-177 Listeners'' bodies are "pentasected" longitudinally, producing 5 disconnected segments which remain alive and mobile.
SCP-092-178 Listeners'' bodies are "pentasected" axially, producing 5 disconnected segments which remain alive and mobile.
SCP-092-200 Listeners are teleported to a site on the surface of Himalia, fifth-most-massive moon of Jupiter (fifth planet from the Sun). Listeners are returned upon conclusion of CD, but succumb to the combined effects of hypothermia, hypoxia, and radiation poisoning within 3 hours.1
SCP-092-256 Listeners are converted into two-dimensional forms.
SCP-092-271 Listeners spontaneously lose 5 teeth each; teeth do not regrow after conclusion of CD.
SCP-092-272 Listeners spontaneously lose all but 5 teeth each; teeth do not regrow after conclusion of CD.
SCP-092-273 Listeners spontaneously lose 5 fingernails each; fingernails do not regrow after conclusion of CD.
SCP-092-274 Listeners spontaneously lose 5 toenails each; toenails do not regrow after conclusion of CD.
SCP-092-285 Listeners sneeze five times per minute for the duration of the CD.
SCP-092-286 Listeners belch five times per minute for the duration of the CD.
SCP-092-287 Listeners hiccup five times per minute for the duration of the CD.
SCP-092-288 Listeners cough five times per minute for the duration of the CD.
SCP-092-315 Listeners find themselves within the 2010 Lars von Trier film Dimension,2 where they are able to interact with the setting but not affect the actions of the characters. Since Dimension is only 27 minutes in duration, the events within the film repeat 2.74 times.
SCP-092-316 Listeners find themselves within the 1993 Eastenders/Doctor Who crossover "Dimensions in Time", where they are able to interact with the setting but not affect the actions of the characters. Since the two parts of "Dimensions in Time" are only 13 minutes in total duration, the events within the episodes repeat 5.69 times.
SCP-092-317 Listeners find themselves within the 1963 Italian film Amore in Quattro Dimensioni, where they are able to interact with the setting but not affect the actions of the characters.
SCP-092-397 Listeners experience random moments in the life of Alan Shepard, the fifth man to walk on the Moon.
SCP-092-399 Listeners experience random moments in the life of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
SCP-092-400 Listeners experience random moments in the life of Mackenzie Bowell, the fifth Prime Minister of Canada.
SCP-092-401 Listeners experience random moments in the life of Edward Seaga, the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica.
SCP-092-402 Listeners experience random moments in the life of Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India.
SCP-092-403 Listeners experience random moments in the life of Helen Hayes, the fifth winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress
SCP-092-466 Listeners are physically transformed into members of the original lineup of The 5th Dimension, as they were at the time of the group''s establishment in 1966.
SCP-092-467 Listeners are physically transformed into members of the original lineup of The 5th Dimension, as they were at the time of the original group''s dissolution in 1975.
SCP-092-468 Listeners are physically transformed into members of the original lineup of The 5th Dimension, as they were at the time of the original group''s reunion in 1990.
SCP-092-469 Listeners are physically transformed into members of the original lineup of The 5th Dimension, as they are today. Listeners who transform into Ron Townson (1933 - 2001) resume their original forms after conclusion of CD, but do not resurrect

When an instance of SCP-092 is inserted into the CD drive of a personal computer, its files can be accessed without triggering the anomalous effects. Examination of the files indicates that each CD has different content; all content is audio material by or pertaining to The 5th Dimension and its individual members: in addition to all known commercially-released songs, files contain live performances, practice sessions, auditions, media interviews, and personal conversations.

Acquisition log

On May 5th, ████, an unidentified man (henceforth SCP-092-B) carrying two suitcases approached front gate guards at Site 19, and stated that he wished to surrender himself and his anomalous creations into Foundation custody. The contents of his suitcases were confiscated, and classed as SCP-092; SCP-092-B was transferred to Site 37 for interrogation.

During interrogation, SCP-092-B revealed the thematic connections (five, dimensions, and The 5th Dimension) between all instances of SCP-092, and then committed suicide.

Transcript of statement made by SCP-092-B upon arrival at Site 19

Guard: Sir, this is private property, you can''t —

SCP-092-B: This is a secret Foundation site, right?

Guard — you can''t come in here, sir, I —

SCP-092-B: You''re the SCP Foundation, and I''m a failure.

Guard: … what was that, sir?

SCP-092-B: You''re the SCP Foundation, and I''m a failure. I think I''m clever, but I''m not. I''m a stupid boring nekulturny hack who thinks that money and cheap puns can take the place of talent and inspiration. I''m tasteless. I''m dull. I''m incompetent, I have no sense of style, and the only reason I''m not an art criminal is that nothing I''ve ever made is even close to being art. You can secure me, and you can contain me, but no one can protect me. Please take me and my anomalous garbage into custody.

(At this point, guards summoned backup. SCP-092-B repeated this statement verbatim until he was taken into custody.)

Excerpt from transcript of SCP-092-B interrogation session #2

Interviewer:Yes, we understand about "five-ness", thank you, that''s been most helpful, but we were also wondering what you could tell us about how you made these.

SCP-092-B: I just wanted to be cool, you know? I really did. I thought… well, I had my inheritance, and my collection, and there was the estate, and the abandoned museum, and so much of the stuff went together, and it wasn''t that tough, and… look, my ideas were better than yours! They were! I know they were! No! They''re not! Nobody''s impressed by stupid facile wordplay. It''s not even good wordplay, it''s kindergarten-level paronomasia, oh look FIVE DIMENSIONS WHAT OTHER THINGS CAN YOU THINK OF THAT COME IN FIVES, I''m worthless. I''m worthless.

Interviewer: Better than my ideas?

SCP-092-B: There''s no deeper meaning to what I did, it''s all just superficial Potemkin-village crap pumping imitation SHIT into the river of human achievement. It''s Stein''s fucking Oakland, and I don''t even FUCKING understand those FUCKING allusions. I''m an uninspired wannabe, I''m boring, I''m a useless hack with NO FUCKING IMAGINATION. I''ve wasted and ruined miracles, I''ve squandered so much raw material that better people could have done so much with… I just… I''m not cool. I never will be. I''m really sorry about the mess. These aren''t my arms.

(At this point, SCP-092-B seized his own head with both hands and ripped it off his neck, killing himself instantly.)

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