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How to Make a Punch

Behind every great action movie there’s a team of great sound effect engineers wearing high heels to simulate footsteps and slapping gloved hands on various objects to simulate punches and kicks. The sound effect studios that enhance motion pictures and TV shows are typically a hodgepodge of various objects and instruments which are used in [...]

Why You Might Let Someone Crack a Coconut on your Head

It’s amazing to me how many different types of Hindu ceremonies there are, and how many I’m not familiar with. This National Geographic video showcases an annual ceremony in Tamil Nadu, in┬áSouthern India, where priests break one coconut after another on people’s heads as a way of thanking the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Apparently, devotees– [...]