Dancing Gangnam Style Helps You Deal With Pain?

Dancing Gangnam Style Helps You Deal With Pain?

Psy performs 'Gangnam Style'

Psy performs ‘Gangnam Style’ before a football match at Rome’s Olympic Stadium in May 2013TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

You’ve been doing group dances since you were a kid. You started with the “Hokey Pokey” and the “Chicken Dance” . . . graduated to the “Gangnam” . . . and now you kind of have the urge to learn the Whip / Nae Nae.

And without realizing it, each of those dances is making you better at dealing with PAIN.

A new study out of Oxford University in England found that people who do group dances have higher pain tolerances than people who don’t.

Their theory is that the dances are both good physical exercise AND good bonding experiences. That makes your body release endorphins . . . like it would when you’re playing a team sport.

And endorphins have a lasting effect of making you better at dealing with pain.

In other words, dances like the Macarena or Gangnam Style might help you take a punch to the FACE. Possibly for suggesting that everyone dance to them?

(Wired)

A Guy Dances Weirdly After He Gets Two Good Spins on “The Price Is Right”

A Guy Dances Weirdly After He Gets Two Good Spins on “The Price Is Right”

Unless you’re unemployed or a 90-year-old woman, you probably didn’t catch “The Price Is Right” yesterday, and that’s a shame.

A contestant named Eliot got two really great spins on the wheel, which totaled to about $26,000 in prize money. To celebrate, Eliot did weird dances where he appeared to hump both the ground and the air around him.

On top of the 26-grand, Eliot also ended up winning an 11-night cruise to Tahiti, and a Mitsubishi Mirage.