The world’s hardest tongue twister

Can you say “pad kid poured curd pulled cold” 10 times fast? You probably can’t. MIT researchers found certain sound combinations, when spoken quickly, make people lose control of their mouths.

You know the classic tongue twisters:

“She sells seashells by the seashore.”

“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers …”

“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck …”

But can you say “pad kid poured curd pulled cold”?

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