25. April 2013 · Comments Off on Gee (cough, cough) this is such a (cough) huge surprise! · Categories: Read Online

Or not.

Research shows that coughing seems to increase at classical music concerts. It’s no news that a lot of music is ruined by coughing. Coughing in quiet moments, coughing at the end of a movement, coughing that sweeps through an auditorium like wind over a prairie.
Coughing seems to increase during contemporary music and in slow, quiet movements, but researchers don’t know why. According to a story in the Telegraph, professor Andreas Wagener, a German economist, said there were few statistics on the subject but existing research indicated a strange increase in coughing among classical concert audiences.


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