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The Real Bears

(YouTube link) What if polar bears really drank cola like they do in the Coke ads? This video from Center for Science in the Public Interest explains some of the consequences of drinking soda pop the way people do these days. The music is by Jason Mraz and MC Flow. Link -via Daily of the Day

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones “Hey, what song are you listening to?” Commenters asked for more versions of the video from different cities, and I’m glad to oblige — other filmmakers around the world have followed suit and [...]

Get Happy: “The Rainbow Connection”

Here’s a sweet song to end a long week. In 1979, Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog) performed “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. The song reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1979, and remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks — not too bad for a song sung by [...]

Nutrition Facts Labels for Songs

Before you download the next pop hit from iTunes, check whether it is hazardous to your health. A teen panel working with the Boston Public Health Commission has set up a “nutrition facts label” rating (like that seen on food items) for songs: “Music, like food, can feed our brains and give us energy,” said Casey [...]