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earworm

infestation of the ears of cattle by rhabditisbovis, often complicated by blowfly infestation.
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Clarke's 1957 science fiction short story, "The Ultimate Melody," about a scientist who pens a song that prompts an empassioned response from its listeners, to a more contemporary episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants" aptly called "Ear Worm," which sets up an underwater adventure for the show's silly cartoon sponge, the ear worm is proof that individual words have power, even when the recipient may not mean for them to.
Maybe it's the achingly cool dubstep you discovered in that underground Berlin bar, or maybe it's the electro ear worm playing every night on the Costa as you sipped cheap cocktails from a goldfish bowl.
Strumming his guitar with BOO written across the fret board he soon had the audience singing along to songs like 23 Skidoo, that he described as an ear worm of a track.
And while the pay-off is not the best, 36 Questions gives us foot-tapping ear worms and a show that pushes the limits of what a podcast can be.
Each page is lovingly illustrated by Chicago artist Susie Kirkwood and bursting with gorgeously unsettling tales of parents abandoning children out of spite, men sabotaging women out of love, and other oddments and ear worms.
Be warned: you may have a few ear worms rattling around your head all evening as your hosts Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates wave goodbye to 2012.
If bats were wiped out, corn ear worms could grow out of control and destroy the plants we rely on for food.