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Off to the Circus

Nellie the Elephant helps medics administer CPR - Telegraph

"As current resuscitation guidelines give equal emphasis to the importance of performing chest compressions at both the correct rate and depth, we regretfully recommend that playing or imagining hearing Nellie the Elephant during CPR training should be discontinued,” Malcolm Woollard, Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care at Coventry University said..called for research into other songs that might work, including Another One Bites the Dust by Queen or Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus.
A previous study by the University of Illionois medical school found the Bee Gees disco anthem Stayin' Alive was, at 103 beats per minute, close to the ideal rhythm.

"Staying Alive", "Achy Breaky Heart" - sensitive choices those... and to be honest if I was dabbling my toes in the Styx wondering whether to make the crossing or not hearing a karaoke Bee Gees would have me reaching for a coin to pay the ferry man whereas a burst of the Toy Dolls would make another breath seem worthwhile.


I wonder if Beethoven's "Rage Over A Lost Penny" would work?
Or "Stompin' At Savoy" for a more recent number?

for any of the ones otherwise mentioned I want earplugs, not earphones.

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