Glass is the bane of my existence right now. Whomever invented glass centuries and centuries ago ought to feel ashamed for making the contraption. Yes I know it’s the material keeping me guarded from the cold wind outside, but I stand by this statement!
I cooked burgers and taco meat tonight for gradual consumption over the next week, so naturally I used about every pot, pan, and dish available within my grasp in the kitchen. Also naturally, I’ve procrastinated the rest of the night to wash said dishes.
Thus comes dishwashing at 1:30am. My apartment doesn’t have a dishwasher, so I handwash a glass pot lid and place it on a drying rack on top of the fridge.
I was shocked by the noise for a moment and turned around to see gllass, everywhere. In number reaching a limit at infinity plus one, and at a blast radius of four or five feet of the rack.
I don’t know how it managed to go so far, I only have an 11th grade Physics level but it dropped maybe 3 inches onto a bowl next to it on the rack… I think the laws of physics are just deciding to take the night off.
Sooo I end up staying up another hour cleaning up the millions of tiny shards of glass from my kitchen. Ranging in size from grains of sand to about 2 millimeters in diameter… And I have to rewash all the dishes since the other dishes on the rack got glass shards on them. Glass on the floor, glass on the fridge, glass on the stove, glass on the tiny bit of carpet within range.
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
This is so interesting.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU COMBINED IT WITH RAINY MOOD?