Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas
Fiona Govan · 19 Oct 2016, 14:40
Published: 19 Oct 2016 14:40 GMT+02:00
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Spaniards Víctor de Tena and Francesc Bonet came up with the idea to create Napflix, an online channel that provides very boring video content, ideal to bring on a nap.
"We all know the feeling of insomnia. Your body wants to sleep but your mind is still awake and active. So how can we steady up our mind," the creators explain on the channel, launched this week.
"Napflix is a video platform where you can find the most silent and sleepy content selection to relax your brain and easily fall asleep".
The content includes a two-hour lectures from a physics professor at Yale explaining the complexities of Einstein, or if you fear that might be too stimulating for the brain, how about 54 minutes watching chickens turn on a rotisserie?
"There’s a lot of videos on youtube that we were able to put on our channel that will really help people to sleep," De Tena told Cadena Ser on Wednesday.
"For example a game of cricket really is very boring," he explained.
Controversially no doubt, the channel also includes some sporting events, a clip of the Tour de France in 1992, an entire baseball match, and a ski-jumping competition.
"We choose the content based on how boring it is, or for the elevator music that sometimes goes with it," De Tena explained.
Curling also makes an appearance, as does the Pétanque PPF Tour, complete with French commentary and for those die-hard insomniacs, a four hour clip of the World Chess Championship match in Chennai, 2013.
For those who can’t think of anything duller than a spot of high culture, there is a recording of the San Francisco Opera production of Aida or choose Swan Lake at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad to help you snooze.
Film buffs are challenged to keep their eyes open through Code Name K.O.Z voted "the worst film voted by IMDb Users" or the 2011 American "experimental epic drama" The Tree of Life.
Napflix also offers more obviously soothing content, such as waves lapping on a tropical beach, cars driving through the rain on a highway, a crackling fireplace or an eight hour film showing a candle burning down.
"We’re taking siesta to the next level," said De Tena.