If you are so incurious that you still don’t know what Radio Lab is, then go back and click something. I’ll wait for you, honest.
So then, I listened to one of the Radio Lab “shorts” last night and heard a great story. The story discussed a common problem in CPR classes, which is namely teaching the students the correct speed at which to apply pressure to the heart.
The ideal speed is around 100 beats per minute; anything faster means that the heart will not have time to fill properly with blood, anything slower means that the blood will not move around the body fast enough to do any good.
So some smart person came up with the idea of finding a song with the correct tempo and teaching the students the trick of thinking of the song while performing the procedure.
And the song? Well it’s this one right here. Isn’t that just marvellous?
There’s also another song that has precisely the correct speed, and is also very easy to recall. And it’s this one. Slightly less appropriate, it must be admitted, but still funny, if you’re sick and twisted like me.
And if you’re not, then please leave now.