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Why do I only get crap songs stuck in my head?


We all know what it’s like. You get a crap song stuck in your head on Monday. It’s still there on Tuesday. You’re singing it in your sleep by Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday you’re about ready to stab yourself. You like to make yourself believe that you can beat it, but the minute you let it under your skin, there’s no limit to how long your brain will hold on to the crappest of musical offerings. You know this much is true.

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Silly, Why?

 

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Shrove Tuesday Special: Why do we traditionally have lemon and sugar on pancakes?

There are lots of delicious things to put on pancakes. In France they go for chocolate, in America it’s syrup and in Germany it’s fruit jam and spices. So why did we British choose a tradition of sugar and lemon? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in When?, Why?

 

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I am afraid of spiders. A lot of people are afraid of spiders. Why do these 8-legged creatures of doom put fear into the hearts of so many?

Fear of spiders is one of the most common phobias. But why, in countries with few or no indigenous spiders poisonous enough to do any harm, should this fear be present? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in Why?

 

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Do worms sleep? If so, what do they dream of?

A simple question, but not so easy to answer definitively… After all it is quite hard to tell just by looking at a worm whether it is asleep.

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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Silly, What?

 

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