Couples can become external regulators for one another, essentially functioning as a mutual bio-feedback system. Their pupils dilate in synchrony, they echo one another's speech patterns, movements, and even cardiac and EEG rhythms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aba…
Some especially poignant scenes in Greek tragedy were written in "catalectic trochaic tetrameter." It's the same rhythm as the song "Oh My Darling, Clementine." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
: Pacemaker was an accidental discovery by Wilson Greatbatch. Working on a heart-rhythm recorder, he mistakenly added an incorrect electronic component, so that the device produced electrical pulses instead of simply recording them. independent.co.uk/news/ob…
Carbon monoxide plays critical roles in the body under physiological conditions, acting as a vasodilator, neurotransmitter, and regulator of circadian rhythm among other important functions. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Songs get stuck in our heads because of "earworms", where a song will get lodged in your head and cause a sort of "cognitive itch" or "brain itch", or rather a need for the brain to fill in the gaps in a song's rhythm. science.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned of the metronome of Leningrad. During the Nazi siege of the city they installed 1,500 loudspeakers that constantly played the sound of a metronome. A slow rhythm meant safety and a fast rhythm warned of an air attack. warhistoryonline.com/inst…
The highest-ranking Billboard 200 death metal album of all time is from the virtual band Dethklok from the show Metalocalpyse. Frontman and co-creator Brendan Small performs the vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, keyboard, and bass in recordings; in the show he voices most of the main characters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Respiratory exposure to propylene glycol (vaping) disrupts molecular circadian rhythms and likely increases health risks in a similar fashion to working night shifts, or irregular shifts. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The azalea plant is so toxic that even consuming honey made from them can cause vomiting, irregular heart rhythms, convulsions and mild paralysis. homeguides.sfgate.com/dan…
Humans are the only species that can understand a rhythm and predict a beat. whereas animals (with the exception of very few individual animals,e.g Snowball parrot) can only react to the beat but not predict it. frontiersin.org/articles/…
In 1978 a radio station accidentally played "Imaginary Lover" by the Atlanta Rhythm Section at the wrong RPM, causing it to sound just like Stevie Nicks. Stevie Nicks eventually heard about it, and played the record at the increased speed for bandmates, who all believed it was her singing. rollingstone.com/music/ne…
Although it is commonly shown in medical dramas, you do not shock someone with a flatline. You only use defibrillators on people with ventricular fibrillation, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia (heart beats out of rhythm or heart beats that are really fast and out of sync) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
Even if we didn't see sunlight,our bodies would still have a 24hour circadian rhythm.We would sense Zeitgebers,things that regularly happen in the course of 1 day,like temperature fluctuations or even our morning coffee and latch itself onto them.It's how blind people's bodies count hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zei…
Fruits and vegetables have circadian rhythms (they can tell day from night) and can become jet-lagged smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Dim Mak, or death touch, is widely thought to be fiction, with one major exception. The lethal disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart causing death by cardiac arrest is known as "Commotio cordis." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
The German composer, Carl Orff, was responsible for having kids play the Recorder in elementary schools. He saw it as an easy way for kids to start playing music. The Recorder relies on rhythm rather than memorization. greatbigstory.com/stories…
The singer of the punk classic "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" contracted polio at age 7. The disease left him crippled and barely 5 feet tall (152cm). theguardian.com/culture/2…
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that schools delay the start of classes until 8:30 or later, better aligning school schedules with the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents during puberty. aap.org/en-us/about-the-a…
Today i learned that Phineas and Ferb's iconic Ain't got rhythm was nominated an Emmy for Outstanding Original music and lyrics in 2008. emmys.com/awards/nominees…
For those 40-years-old and older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could throw off heart rhythms. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The line in Sk8er Boi, "He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it any more obvious?", is voted the 4th worst lyrics of all time. (The worst is "I'm serious as cancer, when I say rhythm is a dancer") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sk8…
When Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing faced a naked schizophrenic woman rocking silently to and fro in a padded cell, he took off his own clothes and sat next to her, rocking to the same rhythm until she spoke for the first time in months. theguardian.com/books/200…
Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival and brother of John Fogerty, contracted HIV from an unscreened blood transfusion following back surgery in the 1980s and died of HIV complicated TB in 1990 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Wakefulness and sleep are under the control of the circadian rhythm, and not the other way around. That is, your circadian rhythm will march up and down every twenty-four hours irrespective of whether you have slept or not. Your circadian rhythm is unwavering in this regard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
People who are prone to staying up past midnight and sleeping in til the afternoon could possibly have a circadian rhythm dysfunction known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. circadiansleepdisorders.o…
Today I learned of Rhythm 0, a six-hour work by performance artist Marina AbramoviΔ‡. The audience was invited to do whatever they wished to and/or with the artist, using one of 72 objects she had placed on a table for this purpose including a rose, feather, scalpel, metal bar, and a gun loaded with one bullet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhy…
The instrument that makes the distinct clicking sound in 80's-esque songs (i.e Trio's "Da Da Da" or a couple songs in the Bully score) is a Casio VL-1, a synthesizer which has that clicking sound in its rhythm presets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
That, on a daily basis, birch trees droop their branches and slow their processes down starting 2 hrs after sunset and lasting until the morning; scientists compared this to our going to sleep. It’s suspected all living organisms are subject to the circadian rhythm, which includes plants. vox.com/2016/5/19/1170069…
After a great emotional shock, you can die suddenly due to an abnormal hreat rhythm. You can die from a broken heart. webmd.com/heart-disease/n…
Rhyming in sign language is a thing - signs with matching rhythm and movement rhyme (instead of rhythm and sound for spoken language). youtube.com/watch?v=rIoFp…
Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear nitro.ekofi.science/rhyth…
Today I learned of the non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder, which affects a person's circadian rhythm, giving them a biological clock of over 24 hours - often around 25, but up to 26. This means the affected can rarely function in a 24-hour society. It is incredibly rare, however, with 0.03% of people having it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
Prince wrote The Bangles' 1986 hit "Manic Monday". It was rumored by various writers that Prince gave the song to The Bangles rhythm guitarist Susanna Hoffs so that she would sleep with him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Prior to 1949, the Billboard "Rhythm and Blues Records" charts were called "Race Records". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
Tony Bennett achieved a world record when he recorded "Fascinating Rhythm" 68 years and 342 days after his first version was released in 1949 under his stage name of Joe Bari. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of Stefania Follini, an Italian interior designer recruited by NASA in '89 for an experiment in Circadian Rhythms, where she spent 4 months in underground isolation proving our bodies naturally fall into 28 and 48 hour days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Our biological day/night cycle (circadian rhythm) makes judges more merciful in the morning and after lunch, and less often before breaks...and we're all susceptible to the same mechanism. theguardian.com/law/2011/…
William McGonagall was often criticized for being deaf to metaphor, rhythm, and poem writing in general. Despite this, McGonagall was famous for recitals where the audience would throw vegetables at him until he finished reading. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" is used for CPR training, since it is memorable and has a 104 BPM rhythm, ideal for CPR. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Many older orders of vertebrates have a third "eye" connected to the pineal gland to detect light and manage circadian rhythms. Mammals lack this eye but retain the gland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Brendan Small, co-creator and voice actor of Metalocalypse, performs the vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, and (most) bass guitar for all the studio recordings for the Dethklok music heard in the show, and is frontman for live Dethklok concerts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Housecats have no Circadian rhythm, meaning they are equally (in)active at all times of day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Shakespeare's use of rhyme and rhythm allows scholars to reconstruct the accent and pronunciation of 17th century English, which in turn revealed a whole new level of wordplay and puns in Shakespeare's work youtube.com/watch?v=WeW1e…
Early Indian and Chinese theorists sought to show that the mathematical laws of harmonics and rhythms were fundamental not only to our understanding of the world but to human well-being. The Chinese regarded 1,2,3, & 4 as the source of all perfection. India was where 0 originated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Today I learned of the Shredmill, an instrument created by the Blue Man Group. "It's a drum machine triggered by magnets that changes rhythm depending where they are placed on the home-made variable-speed conveyor belt." youtube.com/watch?v=qTJfI…
In the last 25 years, while playing at night and at home, West Coast football teams have beaten East Coast football teams 70 percent of the time. The reason? Circadian Rhythm. npr.org/2012/09/12/160929…
Some reptiles have a "third eye" on top of their skull which lets light pass through bone to the brain, effectively regulating their circadian rhythm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Beate Uhse was a stuntwoman and Luftwaffe pilot in WWII, ferrying around planes and jet fighters. After the war she started a mail order business sending out pamphlets teaching young girls about the rhythm method, which became the world's first sex shop and later a €280 million business. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
A woman claimed that Concorde's sonic booms made her pregnant because it interrupted her rhythm method of contraception. youtu.be/MVcig2pi9qs?t=12…
Part of the narrative lyrics of the song β€œRhythm is a Dancer” by Snap! come from an essay called "Being in Nothingness Virtual Reality and the Pioneers of Cyberspace" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhy…
Humming the Bee Gees "Staying Alive" keeps the right rhythm when providing CPR compressions on the chest area consumerreports.org/first…
David Ives wrote "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread." It consists of Philip entering a bakery and having a conversation with the owner and two female customers. However, the dialog is split up and repeated constantly, creating an effect similar to the repetitive rhythms of Glass's music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, in which the brain's circadian rhythm is delayed 2+ hours from the normal cycle, resulting in a total inability to sleep until extremely late. Often misdiagnosed as insomnia, DSPD patients have consistent sleep patterns, and don't have trouble staying asleep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
Throughout their 24 years being active the American metalcore band "Zao"s current lineup has none of the founding members. Each position has had at least 3 musicians, except the rhythm guitarist with 2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zao…
On Seinfeld, Elaine Benes' dance moves were inspired by SNL chief Lorne Michaels. Michaels was once observed β€œdancing as if he’d never seen another human being dance before. The man heaved and gyrated to a rhythm only he could feel.” Just like Elaine. nypost.com/2016/07/10/the…
Former Pantera rhythm guitarist Terry Glaze quit, citing that Dimebag Darrell's talent seemed to make his guitar playing useless. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
In 1956 an 11 year old kid snuck in to meet Elvis Presley pre-concert and to tell him "Elvis you can't play guitar worth a damn." They met again years later and he would be the rhythm guitar player for Elvis from 1969-76. elvis.com.au/presley/inte…
Some animal species have a Parietal or Third Eye which is part of the epithalamus and helps in the regulation of circadian rhythm and hormone production for thermoregulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The rhythm of walking produces perfect oscillation in liquids, spilling your coffee after taking 7-10 steps engineering.ucsb.edu/~rkr…
The rhythm in Du Hast-Rammstein allows you to ballroom dance youtube.com/watch?v=mtxql…
The first album release from Priority Records was by 'The California Raisins' a fictional rhythm and blues group made up of anthropomorphized raisins singing hit songs like 'I Heard It Through The Grape Vine' in order to sell more raisins. The second was Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. ambrosiaforheads.com/2014…
In 2008 "I Ain't Got Rhythm", from Phineas and Ferb, was nominated for an Emmy. emmys.com/shows/phineas-a…
Thom Yorke has never learned how to read sheet music, feeling "you can't express the rhythms properly like that. It's a very ineffective way of doing it, so I've never really bothered picking it up." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The underlying rhythm from Rush's song "YYZ" comes from the morse code sequence for the letters YYZ (-.-- -.-- --..) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YYZ…
Today I learned about the baddest motherfucker in Performance Art, Marina AbramoviΔ‡, who has taken drugs on stage to intentionally induce seizures and uncontrollable muscle movements. Then there was her next performance, Rhythm 0, in which even crazier shit ensued... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Johnny Ace, one of the most successful rhythms-and-blues singer of the 50s, shot himself in the back stage of a venue. His last words were "It's okay! Gun's not loaded… see?" historycollection.co/famo…
Janet Jackson has a musical sex trilogy with Control's "Let's Wait Awhile," Rhythm Nation's "Someday is Tonight" and 20 Y.O.'s "With You." Together the songs chronicle a woman choosing to wait, then one day deciding to have sex, and finally the romantic confusion after the act of intimacy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Defibrillators are used to correct irregular rhythms in the heart and are NOT used to jump start a "flat lining" heart as many television shows and movies would suggest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
In 1962, French explorer Michael Siffre spent two months in complete isolation buried in a cave below a glacier. His sense of time collapsed but his body continued to maintain a daily rhythm. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magaz…
There are specific types of sea shanties which each have practical purposes in keeping the ship's crew in rhythm based on the task being performed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, unlike most animals. news.discovery.com/animal…
Hunter S. Thompson used to transcribe full Ernest Hemingway books. He wanted to understand the rhythm of his favorite writer and feel the words flow through his own body thedailybeast.com/article…
Liquindi, or Pygmy water drumming, is practiced by the Baka Forest People of central Africa. Tones are produced by trapping air in one's hands and hitting the surface of the water, to create percussive musical rhythms. youtube.com/watch?v=C7ba1…
The hit 1977 song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees just about matches the optimum CPR rhythm of 100 chest compressions per minute and can be used when performing chest compressions on someone. cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRA…
Reggae evolved from Ska. A heat wave made musicians slow down the rhythms so people would not overexert themselves. edge.ca/2015/09/04/ska-re…
Former Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller replaced drummer Charlie Watts on "You Can't Always Get What You Want." The change was made after Watts was unable to figure out the beat for the song's unusual groove and rhythm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog' was a rendition of a song by the same name performed by a black rhythm and blues singer by the name of Big Mama Thorton. Who also had a song called 'Ball and Chain' which had a rendition performed by Janis Joplin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
He rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement. neurosciencenews.com/memo…
Jimmy Page played rhythm guitar on the 007 title song for "Goldfinger" findingzoso.blogspot.com.…
A unconscious British MP who had a heart attack hours before, was still able to cast a vote via "proxy" as his voting intention was clear and his Heart monitor still showed a weak rhythm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
The song "I Ain't Got Rhythm" from Phineas and Ferb was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 emmys.com/awards/nominees…
Babies pick up on the cadences and rhythms of their mother tongue while in the womb, and you can tell the difference between French, German, and English babies just by their gurgles and cries. youtube.com/watch?v=nbE8W…
Schwa is the most common vowel sound in English, so common in fact that sometimes it is not even represented by a letter in written words such as in "rhythm". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Today I learned about the Albert Bridge in, London that warns troops to break step (i.e. not to march in rhythm) when crossing because it will vibrate to much. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Today I learned of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. 4 white studio musicians who recorded the most famous R&B songs ever made, such as "When a man loves a woman" and "Mustang sally." Aritha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge sang on a few of their 75 gold and platinum hits from over 500 recordings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Defibrillators is not used to jolt a flat line ECG into rhythm. Instead, it is used to cause a cardiac arrest into flat line ECG and then let the heart restart back into beating normally. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, a chronic dysregulation of the persons biological clock, affects 7-16% of all adolescents. The person experiences a longer circadian rhythm cycle so their sleep times don't match up with society. It is compared to living with "social jet lag." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
Today I learned of Four On The Floor, the rhythm pattern that defines Disco style music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Rap would usually employ complicated rhythm technique called "cross-rhythm" that is rarely used in classical music because of its complexity youtu.be/ZZJPnAer7EM?t=30…
Our brains have neurons solely devoted to music, specialized neural circuits only light up when exposed to melody and rhythm. nautil.us/blog/your-brain…
The Blues Brothers movie was declared "a modern Classic" in 2012... by the Vatican. "(The film retains) a sense of rhythm and energy that are not seen today, a comedy that takes place on the edge of the surreal”. theregister.co.uk/2012/06…
Freddie Mercury designed the Queen logo, and John Deacon, apart from playing bass guitar, double bass, rhythm guitar and keyboards he was the official queen triangle player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
The song Another One Bites the Dust is often used to give the proper rhythm for CPR. Other songs with the correct beat include Staying Alive, I Will Survive, Heart and Soul, and Quit Playing Games With My Heart soundboard.com/sb/Best_so…
Ragtime, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll were all influenced by the same Afro-Cuban and New Orleans rhythms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhy…
During a heart-attack, a defibrillator works by stopping the heart for a moment to allow it to regain its normal rhythm. defibinfo.com/how-does-a-…
The rhythm at the begining of the Rush song YYZ is morse code for YYZ (Toronto Pearson Airport) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YYZ…
Noc, a beluga whale in captivity, imitated human speech. Even though no words were distinguishable, the underwater sounds made by Noc had the cadence and rhythm of human speech. npr.org/2012/10/23/163471…
In 1899, two physiologists determined electrical shocks were capable of causing lethal heart rhythms in dogs. The same physiologists discovered the electrical shock may also reverse these rhythms. This would ultimately lead to the utilization of electricity in defibrillators used today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
Staying Alive by The Bee Gees has 103 beats per minute, the perfect rhythm for performing CPR msnbc.msn.com/id/27221281…
During Syd Barrett's last days in Pink Floyd, he brought in a new song called "Have You Got it Yet?" to which the band answered the chorus with "No, no!" The band members found it too hard to follow the rhythms and melodies until they realized that Syd had been making up new ones the whole time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd…

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