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Earworm Cures

Did you read this week’s Funny yet?

If you did, you might have contracted what’s known as an “earworm;” that song, or part of a song, that repeats over and over in your head, that you can’t get rid of, and that drives you crazy. I got the worm three separate times: once from getting it from J.B. Higley, once from posting it, and once from writing this post!

Worm plus ear (public domain, via wikimedia commons)
Worm plus ear (public domain, via wikimedia commons)

But here at On Pasture, we wouldn’t do that to you without giving you a cure too.  So here’s a podcast from Radiolab to help.

Tablet readers, here’s your link.

In it you’ll hear some other earworms, sung by Radiolab listeners, which are surprisingly pitch perfect, along with their solutions to get rid of them. The one that works best for me is at the very end of the 8 minute segment and involves singing along with the song in your head until you get to a note that you just hold and hold and hold….and ta da!  Ear worm removed!

Good luck! We know you’ll use this information for the rest of your lives! 🙂

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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