Death metal most healthy music?

This is designed to be humorous, not a serious debate thread. Those of you (ok, all of us?) who have heard the illustration about rock music killing plants should get a kick out of this Mythbusters episode. (Yes, I know that the real scientific value of this is about zero.)

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Seven small greenhouses were set up on the M5 Industries roof. Four were set up with stereos playing endlessly looping recordings (as having the Mythbusters actually talk to the plants could contaminate the samples with their expelled carbon dioxide): Two of negative speech, two of positive speech (Kari and Scottie each made one positive and one negative soundtrack), a fifth with classical music and a sixth with intense death metal music. A seventh greenhouse, used as a control sample, had no stereo. The greenhouses with the recordings of speech grew better than the control, regardless of whether such talk was kind or angry. The plants in the greenhouse with the recording of classical music grew better, while the plants in the greenhouse with the recording of intense death metal grew best of all.

I wonder if BJU will be recalling any more books? Wink

Oh, here's the original link: http://mythbustersresults.com/episode23

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Dan Miller's picture

Yeah, but what was the species of plant? If it was tobacco or marijuana or something, I'm sure that doesn't count.

Ed Vasicek's picture

It they had played 20's and 30's vintage jazz, the plants would have been a forest. I fell in love with this music in about 1994, and it's all I listen to.

Since then, my stomach and waist have grown! Just think of what it could do for plants? Foot wide green beans are next!

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