Despite what you've seen on TV countless times, you can't revive a flat-lining patient by shocking them. Defibrillation works but reorganizing the heart's electrical activity into a better rhythm, but a flat-lining patient doesn't have any electrical activity to organize. theconversation.com/monda…
Today I learned about dogs sinus arrhythmia, which is a normal sinus rhythm where the dog’s heart rate increases while they inhale and decreases while they exhale. be.chewy.com/dogs-sinus-a…
Herpes infections are more severe if contracted at night because the virus takes advantage of changes to our body over our daily circadian rhythm quantamagazine.org/the-bo…
In his songs, Chuck Berry articulated every word, with precise diction and no noticeable accent, leading some listeners and concert promoters, used to a different kind of rhythm-and-blues singer, to initially think he was white. Teenagers didn't care about his race adn.com/nation-world/2017…
The composer LΓ©onin (1150sβ€”1201) lived and worked in Paris at the Notre Dame Cathedral and introduced a rational system of rhythm into polyphonic music for the first time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
Chocolate can be lethal for cats. The toxic agent in chocolate is theobromine. Eating chocolate/theobromine can cause abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, seizures, and death in cats. pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/sl…
Elephants like to paint and play music. Some paintings have been compared to abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and have sold for $25,000. Other elephants have been taught to play in an orchestra and reportedly have a strong sense of rhythm and enjoy improvisation. the-scientist.com/daily-n…
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an all-female, multiracial band that toured in the Jim Crow South in the 1930s and ’40s, breaking both gender and racial barriers, with white bandmates wearing blackface to avoid charges of race-mixing. npr.org/2011/03/22/134766…
Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" has a lyric that references Frank Herbert's Dune, "Walk without rhythm/and it won't attract the worm", and that the "tone of my voice" line is a nod to the Fremen's voices being weapons with the Weirding Module. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
The first conductor's baton was a golden staff used in 709BC by "The Giver of Rhythm." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Lalo Schifrin based the rhythm of the iconic Theme from Mission: Impossible on the letters M I rendered in Morse code ( _ _ . . ) where each dash has a beat and a half, and each dot has a single beat, the syncopated rhythm fitting the song's time signature of 5/4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
CPR needs to be done at 100-120 BPM, so Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive is often played on CPR classes to stay on the rhythm procpr.org/blog/training/…
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…
Chimpanzees actually do understand rhythm and have been seen clapping and stomping specifically to the beat of a song youtube.com/watch?v=OxAjX…
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…
Today I learned about Helen Jones Woods, a trombonist with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female multi-racial band that toured the south in the era of Jim Crow. After retiring from music, she served as a nurse for 23 years and was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame in 2007. thehistorymakers.org/biog…
: 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
Fruits and vegetables have circadian rhythms (they can tell day from night) and can become jet-lagged smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear nitro.ekofi.science/rhyth…
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…
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…

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