Oh, coronavirus. Sorry, Coronavirus-19. Or Corona-19. Or novel coronavirus. Or the silly hysteria gripping the world.
Whatever you call it, people are obsessed with hospital masks (they don't work for this virus, people), toilet paper (why?), and washing their hands these days. While washing your hands is always a good thing, a little spritz of water doesn't do the trick.
Since health officials for decades have recommended washing your hands for 20-seconds (usually the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice), this led a U.K. teenager named William Gibson to create a website that generates song lyrics to accompany hand-washing posters by the U.K.'s National Health Service:
🎶 I made a little site in 24h that generates hand washing instructions accompanied by lyrics from a song of your choice instantly - check it out!— William (@neoncloth) March 8, 2020
🔗 https://t.co/JKAQRYy5Yz pic.twitter.com/S1bDLyKt6C
Washyourlyrics.com simply asks for an artist's name and song title, and it'll populate the hand-washing poster with lyrics timed to the poster's instructions:
Obviously pic.twitter.com/VvGPwRlmvo— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 9, 2020
And it's not just song lyrics. Even Shakespeare's plays work out:
Forget singing in Happy Birthday twice: THIS is what you recite to tell you how long to wash your hands. H/t @ninjalampie pic.twitter.com/TjXMZCQbt2— Reduced Shakespeare Company (@reduced) March 3, 2020
Sure, the Reduced Shakespeare Company could've picked a more lighthearted play than Macbeth. But if everyone is lathered up in hysteria, you might as well choose a play where nearly everyone dies.
It's called synergy, folks.