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The internet is obsessed with videos of slime and they are oddly satisfying

First popularised by Instagram users in Thailand and Indonesia, slime content has invaded the satisfaction internet

The only sense slime does not activate is taste. Instead, it offers  the idea of food
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The only sense slime does not activate is taste. Instead, it offers the idea of food

Amanda Hess | NYT
One of the internet’s greatest features is satisfaction on demand. Dial up a video tagged “satisfying” and conjure a mesmerising sensation from your screen. Beautiful bars of soap cut into ribbons, fresh dough squeezed through a pasta maker, icing piped onto a cookie, a spider weaving its web — they scratch some kind of mental itch. The content seems to bypass the brain to access our bodies directly. And satisfaction incarnate is slime, that substance suspended at the boundaries between liquid and solid, and the onscreen and the physical.
 
First popularised by Instagram users in Thailand and Indonesia, slime
Topics : Internet

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 9:37 PM IST

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