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Do It Yourself Sensory Deprivation Tank

12 Hours of Heartbeat Sounds

Fill your tub as full as possible. Add as much epsom salts (available at any drug store) as will dissolve cleanly with no granules on the bottom of the tub. Make sure the temp is exactly body temperature (98.6 ° F or 37 ° C). Move your computer into a safe place where it will not get wet. If you have a subwoofer for your system also put it in a safe place and connect. If not that’s okay. 

Now, you should have a blindfold. I recommend the “Mindfold” because it has a padded ring around the eyes so you can blink naturally. It also comes with ear plugs. Now fire up the laptop and start playing heartbeat sounds. Turn off all lights and close the door. Put on your mind fold and ear plugs and climb in. The epsom salts will give your buoyancy so you will feel like you are floating. You will not so much “hear” the heartbeat as “feel” it. 

Beware. Some people start hallucinating. Some see tunnels. Others feel like they are falling through space. Most people just get an experience of what things were like in the womb. I do not recommend doing this high or drunk.

It is trippy as …well, you know.


The Royal College of Art’s graduate show has opened, and this year, the show-stopper was a plug. Min-Kyu Choi impressed every passer by with his neat, apparently market-ready plug that folds down to the width of an Apple MacBook Air. “The MacBook Air is the world’s thinnest laptop ever. However, here in the UK, we still use the world’s biggest three-pin plug,” says Choi.

Choi’s plug is just 10mm wide when it is folded. To unfold it, the two live pins swivel 90 degrees, and the plastic surround folds back around the pins so the face of the plug looks the same as a standard UK plug. The idea produced a spin off, too. Choi created a multi-plug adaptor, a compact standard plug sized unit with space for three folded plugs to slot in, as well as one that charges USB devices.

It’s so plausible and so obvious a product that it should produce a few red faces; how many more years were we going to attach our palm sized mobiles and wafer thin laptops to an object that’s barely been touched since its first design in 1946? Choi picked an everyday product that most other designers find too mundane to dabble with and drastically improved it - exactly the kind of thinking that we should be celebrating right now.

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darcy/steve - high school au - crush


If he had to guess, he would say a good quarter of his notebook were sketches of her, and that wasn’t including some of his old notebooks, just his current one. Some were only half-finished, others hadn’t even gotten that far. Some were rough while others he’d taken an infinite amount of time to really get the details right. Bucky told him that eventually it would be less sweet and more creepy, and he got that, really he did. It was just… He saw her and his fingers twitched. It didn’t matter how many times he tried to draw her, how many angles he tried, how the lighting was or what she was doing, it never quite felt like he captured her.

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