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Why do songs get stuck in our heads?

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Oops! Singer forgets words to national anthem
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X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant
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Would you attend a Hello Kitty convention?
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College player fights tumor for moment on court
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Students can win prizes, meet Warren Buffett
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What happens after a bear wanders into a drugstore?
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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
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Meet the young wrestlers of Cuba
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She can't move her legs, but she rocks the slopes
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1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again
Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Those humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the board game Operation and several return nominees. Those include little green Army men and bubbles.... - Posted on September 24, 2014
Bennett, Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz Kids, singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have homework for you. They want you to listen to their new jazz album. The Grammy Award winners say they hope "Cheek to Cheek," an album featuring selections from the Great American Songbook, will turn younger people on to jazz music... - Posted on September 23, 2014
Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black. The fast-food chain has added black cheese and deep... - Posted on September 23, 2014
Do you know what it takes to be an American citizen? Three former South Carolina governors are leading an effort to have high school students take a citizenship test. The following are 25 of the questions they'd be asked. They are among the 100 questions on a list that federal officers use when testing immigrants seeking citizenship.... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk Nik Wallenda is a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire. Now he now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. The chance to walk between buildings 50 stories above the Windy Cit... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that demand writt... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Tour a big city – one pizza at a time! Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza. But tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices. Not unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of ... - Posted on September 19, 2014
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus! It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,... - Posted on September 19, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th... - Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do bugs die on their backs? Well, they don't all die that way. But many succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a curious... - Posted on September 18, 2014
Why do songs get stuck in our heads? Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly sticking on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ... - Posted on September 16, 2014