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How to get that tune out of your head

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

They are the songs you cannot get out of your head. Now scientists may have found a way to help anyone plagued by those annoying tunes that lodge themselves inside our heads and repeat on an endless loop.

Researchers claim the best way to stopping the phenomenon, sometimes known as earworms – where snippets of a catchy song inexplicably play like a broken record in your brain – is to solve some tricky anagrams.

http://www.telegraph...f-earworms.html

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

I will try that, but as of now can`t get the words "how to get that tune out of your head" out of my head!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Is earworms the scientific name for this phenomena?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

That's an interesting trick... I usually just listen to the darn song, or listen to another catchy song and that fixes my earworms.

I've found whistling Twisted Nerve is wonderful for killing my earworms.. Though I've planted that earworm in other folks heads quite often.

Edited by rashore, 24 March 2013 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:56 AM

. I don´t like complicated anagrams. Here is a method passed down through generations, Out loud, sing the song (or as much as you know) to the end and then give a big TA-DA like you are finishing a performance, Works every time! ;)
  I´d also divulge the key to stopping hiccups, but in doing so would put my life in danger.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:31 AM

My way used to be to visualize a record playing the song and I just lift the arm off the record. Now days I suppose visualize pushing the off button on a CD player.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

WOW earworms is really the scientific name, lol I just let the song run its course, simple as that

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