Forget meditation! Watch these food processing videos instead. A simple satisfaction washes over us as we are introduced to the perfect union between the organic and mechanical worlds—or at least that’s Slate magazine’s explanation for why it’s so hard to look away from these demonstration videos.
An enormous machine sorts Brussels sprouts by size. A super-sharp blade cuts watermelon into pieces that look like pizza slices. A conveyor belt moves potatoes from the floor to the top of the largest pile of produce we’ve ever seen. And then there are the soundtracks, described by Slate as “the music a supermarket would play if it tried to get in bed with you.” There’s something weirdly serene about the whole process—and hey, at least we get to learn a little more about where our food comes from. Next time you’re looking for a quick moment of Zen, you know where to turn.