No, Really, Headbanging Is Bad For You?

Dec 19th, 2008 // 9 Comments

Since even the British Medical Journal deserves a month off, they’ve taken the prestigious talents of the medical research community and turned decades of education into a research paper discussing the damage Beavis and Butt-Head would have done to the necks as compared to the injuries possibly sustained by Wayne and Garth. No kidding. There are graphs, even. [BMJ via Riverfront Times / Image via the most ridiculous eHow page ever]

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  1. cookiedough

    Best thing ever: “To minimise the risk of head and neck injury, head bangers should…head bang to slower tempo songs by replacing heavy metal with adult oriented rock…”

  2. NeverEnough

    This is from BMJ’s annual Christmas issue. They purposely publish goofy (yet medically accurate) articles. There’s also one titled: “Coca-Cola douches and contraception” in this week’s issue.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @NeverEnough: COCA COLA DOUCHES????

  4. walkmasterflex

    @Maura Johnston: sounds like an album dead kennedys or maybe negativland would put out

  5. doublewhiskycokenoice

    Hands down, the best part of this article is the following quote:

    “We randomly selected three songs (“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie, and “Babe” by Styx) from on-line lists of easy listening and adult oriented rock as musical controls.”

  6. Anonymous

    @walkmasterflex: The Fugs recorded a song called Cola-Cola Douche in the mid 60s. They were ahead of their time!

  7. Anonymous

    oops…the Fugs song is “Coca-Cola Douche” not “Cola-Cola Douche”

  8. NeverEnough

    @Maura Johnston: Check your email. :)

  9. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face

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