Amazon now does a lot more than it initially did, the company has evolved from an online marketplace to a behemoth that produces its own tablets, has its own app store, own cloud storage service and a lot more. The company also has a service through which it aims to deliver your groceries, checking another errand of your list so that you can spend additional time on your couch. Called AmazonFresh, the service was first launched in Seattle, which is Amazon’s home base. About six months ago, AmazonFresh was expanded to Los Angeles. According to AllThingsD, San Francisco might be next, a launch is expected on Tuesday, December 10th.
ATD’s report is based on information it has received from a source. To further substantiate the possibility of an imminent launch, there have already been sightings of AmazonFresh trucks in San Francisco, and a job opening at Amazon also points towards the launch. Its easy to order groceries using the service, all users have to do is go online and order anything such as dry items, fresh produce and even dairy products such as milk. Users can opt for same day or next day delivery. Existing members of AmazonFresh program have to pay $299 per year for the service.
Anyone who is good enough to enter MIT definitely has plenty of intelligence up there, and we ourselves have seen our fair share of breakthroughs and exciting news from MIT researchers over the years. This particular one that we are going to talk about today is slightly less serious, where it deals with tongue twisters. In fact, using a nonsense string of words that were specially thought up of by MIT researchers, it helped them in their investigation of speech errors and brain functions. In fact, it happened to be so difficult that no test subjects managed to repeat the phrase, which certainly gives it some ground to be declared as the toughest tongue twister in the world.
The phrase in question was “pad kid poured curd pulled cod”, and when volunteers gave it a go, MIT psychologist Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel shared that some of them ceased talking. She continued further, “If anyone can say this [phrase] ten times quickly, they get a prize.” I am quite sure that by now, you would have given that tongue twister a go all by yourself already, no?
What do you think of that tongue twister above? Was it difficult enough to ravel your tongue in such a way that you have decided to give up on tongue twisters altogether?