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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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He calculates that a major soldier (the larger of two size classes of soldiers) in a real tunnel would experience a gap of about 0.12 milliseconds between the time a headbanging signal buzzed the first front leg and the time it reached the rearmost one on the opposite side, a distance of about 16 millimeters.
The patient, who was not identified, had no history of head injuries or substance abuse but said he had been headbanging regularly for years -- most recently at a Motorhead concert.
But a girl in the front row got so carried away by the headbanging that this song by the Brit band, The Prodigy, demanded, that she hurt herself badly and had to be rushed to the hospital.
You can't really sit down and listen to Quo and, as expected, from the first strains of the timeless classic Caroline, the audience were up on their feet, singing, clapping and some even headbanging.
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And the Strictly Come Dancing star may have swanned around the dancefloor to lilting music but he's also a full-on, headbanging house music fan.
Watching a girl headbanging to loud music isn't typically considered erotic, but in my films it becomes an erotic meditation."
Juliette Lewis may not be a natural born musician but she can sing, she is sexy, and she puts on a bouncing, shouting, headbanging, screaming performance.
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Then I sought help reviewing the wobble factor from someone very accomplished at headbanging: Sammy Hagar.