Latest Earworm Stories
CLEVELAND, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earworms are songs that get stuck in your head and refuse to leave, playing over and over again in an endless loop.
Some 98 to 99 percent of the population has, at some point, been "infected" with a song they just can't seem to shake off.
ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- May represents the beginning of a season known for television sweeps, school dances, summer radio sing-alongs - and songs that get stuck in peoples' heads.
A Texas A&M University researcher says he has shipped nearly 17,000 corn earworms to U.S. students in 12 states so they can learn about the wonders of science. Craig Wilson, a senior research associate at the university's Center for Science and Mathematics Education, with help from the U.S.
The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural pest for cotton (where it is known as the cotton bollworm), corn (where it is known as the corn earworm), tomatoes (where it is the tomato fruitworm), and many other crops. The adult moth, pictured here is a pollinator. It is very cosmopolitan in what plants it will use as larval food.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.