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Berkley Square Health Warning:

Then:
That certain night, the night we met
There was magic abroad in the air
There were angels dining at the ritz
And a nightingale sang in Berkley Square
..
How could he know we two were so in love,
The whole darn world seemed upside down.
The streets of town were paved with stars,
It was such a romantic affair.
And as we kissed and said goodnight,
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square.

Now:
"A nightingale next to your ear would cause severe damage to your ear for a prolonged length of time," Henrik Brumm, a behavioural biologist at the Free University in Berlin, said. "In Germany, you are obliged to wear ear protection with more than 85 decibels for more than one hour, so working next to a nightingale means you would have to have protection."

The Times

Comments

Two things -

One: The Manhattan Transfer's rendition of that song takes my breath away every time I hear it.

Two: Who in g-d's name would be working with a nightingale singing in their ear for long periods of time?

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