This new punctuation system needs to be implemented immediately!
In 1933, psychologist Clarence Leuba wanted to figure out whether laughing when being tickled is an instinct we’re born with or if we just learn it from watching other people do it.
He performed this experiment on his own child.
Leuba first banned all tickling in his house, allowing it only during special, experimental tickling periods. What’s more, he explicitly banned his wife from ever laughing while she touched the kid so that he would never hear the sound of laughter and accidentally associate it with tickling.
To make really sure his child would not be influenced by his facial expressions, Leuba wore a large, blank cardboard mask with only narrow eye slits
Leuba carefully conducted “controlled tickling” on various predetermined areas of his child’s body, starting with the armpit.
Shockingly, the kid did start laughing. but according to Leuba, the validity of the test had been ruined by his wife, who confessed one day that she had laughed while bouncing her son on her knee and saying “Bouncy, bouncy!”
i want every frame of this tattooed on my body and then i want it on my gravestone
children in a nutshell
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Acting like you don’t care is not letting it go.