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Study: Chewing gum will help get that annoying song out of your head

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Researchers who were working to find ways to get stuck-songs out of your head may have found a solution. The scientists from the U.K. say that chewing gum might help.

In their study they played two songs for a group of almost 100 people. Then they asked them not to think about the songs, but told them to hit a button each time they did think of it. The people who were chewing gum during the session hit the button about 33% less than those who didn't chew gum. The scientists think that the repetitive jaw motion helps block unwanted thoughts.

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