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Watching Frozen Food Defrost Is Surprisingly Soothing

It’s better than watching paint dry

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Would you believe the thawing of frozen foods could be incredible mesmerizing? Well, it is. This time-lapse video showcases an array of icy foodstuffs captured with a super macro lens. Peas, strawberries, blueberries, and more come to life as their crystals melt away. It’s quite soothing.

The soundtrack mimics the sound of ice melting. The artists behind the video say it’s meant to cause an autonomous sensory meridian response, which is characterized as “a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli.” The video’s description says it’s best enjoyed on a full screen with headphones — just let it wash over you.

If you like what you see, the artists have taken images from the video and put them together in a 2017 calendar.

Micro ASMR: Defrost | Macro Video of Thawing Fruits & Vegetables [YouTube]
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