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From the "How is that News?" Department

Author: Palatine Send a noteboard

Posted: 09/07/2013 03:43:14 PM

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Paraphrase of the BBC World Service:

People who sing together in a choir have near exact heartbeats.

I heard that and thought, "Duh. They're breathing the same amount at the same time." The rest of the report went on to say exactly that, but in more words, while also saying this was amazing. No, it's not amazing, it's common sense. Then it said, (I guess as justification; implying it's health news) that singing lowers blood pressure. Again, I thought, "Duh. All that breath-holding is gonna do that."

I guess it must have been a slow news day and it can only analyze Egypt so much. But still, why report something as news that isn't actually news? The worst is the part where the report said scientists studied the effect.

I can imagine actual scientists proposing this idea and being the curious sort they are, testing the theory. But I can't imagine they'd write a paper about it or issue a press release. At best, I see them talking about it with colleagues over some drinks.

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