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Ugh, I’ve got an earworm

Ugh, I’ve got an earworm

The other day I not-so-subtly tried to infect you with an earworm of Lionel Richie’s “Hello”. Did it work?

An earworm is the state of having a song stuck in your head. Earworms can last for hours or even days. Think of it as a song playing on repeat in your mind without your consent. I was afflicted with LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” just last night (which is funny because I’m neither sexy or aware of it.) If you’re curious about the causes and cures for earworms check out psychologist Tom Stafford’s article, “Earworms: Why catchy tunes get stuck in our heads.”

May your weekend be fun and earworm-free…or go ahead and click on the video below. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

May 4, 20120 comments