Who Knew That Shaving Chalk Could Be So Oddly Satisfying

Published April 3, 2018 263 Plays

Rumble / Creative VisualsThis clip will delight your earbuds as a slab of chalk is shaved. So cool!

Let’s face it, who would have thought to use a potato peeler to peel a sidewalk chalk? Sure, we peel potatoes with it and carrots and zucchini and cucumbers, but never in our existence have we thought to shred a think chalk to powder. Then again, we had no idea how satisfying it would be.

Just the sound of it makes us feel happy and calm. Watching the gypsum fall of in slices that look solid, but are actually fine powder that still likes to cling to itself is mesmerizing to watch. And she shreds it, turning it over bit by bit, until she is left with but a pencil’s worth of chalk.

It is a huge and constantly growing trend. There is more interest in it that for “candy” or “chocolate”. Autonomous sensory meridian response is a term used for an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. The term was coined some eight years ago and is also known as “brain massage”, if you believe it! It can be triggered by anything from crackling, to whispering, even accents.

Some people describe it as “the amazing chills you get when someone plays with your hair or traces your back with their fingertips.” We have to say we agree on this, as it is really lovely to have someone stroke your hair, while watching a piece of chalk getting shaved down to almost nothing.