The Macarena Can Help Save Lives
Serena Carsley-Mann - June 3, 2018

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

The legendary Spanish dance ’90s hit song La Macarena released by Los del Rio in 1995, could be the secret to saving lives, according to experts.  It’s been revealed that it can be used to improve the quality of chest compression during CPR.


A study found that the pace of the song helped people keep a steady rhythm while carrying out the life saving procedure.  The rate as well as the depth of chest compression performed by 165 students on a dummy for the course of two minutes was observed as they sang the song in their heads.


Others were given a smartphone application that made a noise at 103 beats per minute, and another group was given. The study found that those in the Macarena group to be the first to start the compression, and be close to the recommended compression rate (between 100 and 120 beats per minute).