head banging


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head banging

a form of physical exertion observed during some temper tantrums. It usually occurs near the peak of excitement and may be associated with other physical or muscular movements.

head banging

A type of dance movement that involves the violent shaking of one’s head in time with music, especially heavy metal.

Health effects
Violent head banging has been linked to strokes, whiplash injury and severe headaches.

head bang·ing

(hed bang'ing)
Behavior that appears in up to 20% of normal children in the latter half of the first year of life and ends spontaneously by about 4 years of age; more common in boys.

head banging

1. A dangerous form of dancing in which the head is shaken vigorously and rapidly in a flapping manner. This can cause serious brain or other internal injury from over-stressed structures and has been the cause of several deaths.
2. A generally harmless activity engaged in by babies impressed by the effect it has on parents.
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According to AL Jaras magazine, Ahlam spoke to the head banging incident by saying, "The topic of banning my head in the wall made me laugh why were you guys with me at the time?
But no matter what was being played everyone in the room was head banging, fists or air-playing to whatever they deemed the most satisfying or inspiring.
As exciting and cool as head banging at a metal concert could sound, it comes as a shocker that an enthusiastic grove to your metal music could leave your brain damaged forever.
Metal, punk, anything that involves more head banging and less hip shaking.
As the remaining celebs prepare themselves to rock like they've never rocked before, the cast of London's musical Rock of Ages will get the party started with an energetic number guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your head banging.
They've tightened up their sound and brought back a little of the heaviness of their earlier material - just try to resist whipping out the air guitar and head banging to Let's Rock.
16/20 DRINK: The rear of the old-fashioned bar is lined with bottles of head banging Aftershock for the younger set.
The head banging crowd pullers will perform in August at the grounds of Knebworth House, which has played host to veterans such as Led Zeppelin and other performers including Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams.
The iconic Bohemian Rhapsody sequence was literally a pain in the neck for both Myers and Carvey, thanks to all that head banging.
Sometimes, a child will also do anything to get attention - and head banging is an effective attention-seeking manoeuvre.
As soon as he appeared, the crowd were buzzing with energy, screaming and alive, ready for dirty guitar movements and head banging music.
Examples of frequently observed SIB among individuals with developmental disabilities include head banging, self-hitting, self-pinching, self-scratching, pica, hand mouthing, eye poking, and hair pulling (Iwata et al.