Posts Tagged ‘science’

Sharks To Listen To Christmas Songs

The list op “Best of…” Christmas songs soon will get another entry: Christmas songs most enjoyed by sharks.

Yes, sharks.

Festive Christmas songs will be piped through walkthrough underwater tunnels in the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre in the UK.

The Christmas songs can then be heard by nurse sharks and black-tip reef sharks which will be monitored by experts for their reactions to the songs.

“We’ll play everything from Kim Wilde and Mel Smith’s Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade to Wham’s Last Christmas.

We may find they prefer something softer like White Christmas by Bing Crosby.”
Chris Brown, senior marine biologist, Loch Lomond aquarium

The tests have been setup after research in the US has shown that fish are able to recognize melody.

Study Show Christmas Shopping Health Risk

A British health study decided to crack the limelight by hooking into the Christmas season. Yes, Christmas shopping may be bad for your health!

Bad for my health, you ask.

Yes, bad for your health.

The crowded malls. Crowded malls means long lineups. If there are a lot of people at the mall they had to get there somewhere so; a lot of traffic, difficulty finding parking.

And it gets “worse”! There is a continuous Christmas music playing in the background.

Altogether a cold tribute to rising blood pressure, pounding hearts. And those mounting stress levels in turn can lead to headaches, panic attacks and even stroke and heart disease!

The “study” found that no less than 50% of shoppers are overwhelmed and stressed out during the Christmas season.