Tunes For Sharks To Have Sex To
It's stuff like this that really makes me happy that I write about how "science is stranger than fiction."
In Germany, scientists studied what kinds of music could help put sharks "in the mood." Gee, and you thought scientists were running out of areas of study. The sharks at the ten Sea Life centers contain mostly younger shark, and they haven't been exposed to adult role models when it comes to courting and reproducing (I would think that that was a GOOD thing).
So for two hours every day, each of the ten facilities played all kinds of music. Visitors and staff were then asked to observe the behavior of the sharks during this time, and to document their findings. All-in-all, over 1000 songs were played.
Here are the top five songs that the scientists noted helped sharks get horny:
#5 Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry."
#4 Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body."
#3 James Last's "Traumschiff." (Which is the German version of the "Love Boat" theme).
#2 Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On."
And finally...the top sex-inducing song for sharks is...
Salt 'N Pepa's "Push It."