When it comes to getting pumped the shell up it’s impossible to beat some
In the soothing eight-minute showcase we watch as a small, exceptionally cute tortoise munches several different foods including a strawberry, a grape, a piece of cheese, and a hunk of broccoli. It’s a meal fit for royalty to be sure and one the tortoise scarfs down happily. (If only we were so enthusiastic about eating our vegetables!)
It is, of course, impossible to say which sound your body will respond to most, but some minor tingling may occur. It turns out, for example, that a tortoise’s tongue popping against the roof of its mouth is a surprisingly satisfying sound. Almost like a turn signal, but not one that makes you want to scream after 10 seconds of clicking. And clicking. And more clicking.
For those of you who haven’t heard of ASMR—and are probably wondering what the big deal about this masticating reptile is—it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. A phenomenon whereby stimuli, often sounds, induce euphoric sensations. As you listen to this particular video, feel for tingling in your scalp and down the back of your neck. Or, if you’re a tortoise, in your tail and carapace.