China's Anti-Porn Task Force Is Banning ASMR Videos

The Chinese government’s anti-pornography office announced earlier this month that video streaming services in the nation need to “thoroughly clean up vulgar and pornographic ASMR content.” And while the agency called for a crackdown specifically on content that is “vulgar” or sexual in nature, many of China’s leading…

Seeing Random Things Like Styrofoam and Cardboard Get Shredded Makes Me Feel All Tingly

The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it’s pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your spine. After all, it’s Friday and everybody can use a little bit of…

Let the Calm Wash Over You as This Dam Opens Its Spillway for the Very First Time

Behold the majestic Banja Dam in Albania. It’s a huge hydroelectric project that hit a big milestone over the weekend—its reservoir reached over 550 meters above sea level. To release some of the excess water, dam operators opened the spillway for the very first time and filmed the event from the air. The dang thing…

Seeing and hearing incense burn from up close feels like soothing rain

It’s a little brain jiggling to watch this macro footage of incense burning because you’re seeing fire disintegrate the burning light but hear a pitter patter that resembles rain fall. And what the most backwards thing is that the strongest sense of incense—the smell, duh—can’t be felt. The juggling of senses is fun,…

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