Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I always knew disco could save lives. Turns out "Staying Alive" helps doctors perform CPR. The song contains 103 beats per minute, almost identical to the human heart. I have no idea what this means really but here's hoping your paramedic is wearing an iPod next time you require resuscitating (I bet you can't spell resuscitating without a spellchecker. I couldn't). "Another One Bites The Dust" does almost as well, but the irony factor cancels out the benefit, according to doctors. Personally, I'd be thrilled to be resuscitated by either of these hits. And I can vouch for their life-saving abilities; both of them already helped me survive adolescence.