Ed Driscoll

Studies Show that Scientists Should Listen to more Siouxsie and the Banshees

  • “Did you know, Putnam, more people are murdered at ninety-two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once – lower temperatures, people are easy-going. Over ninety two, it’s too hot to move. But just ninety-two, people get irritable.”

— From the 1953 film It Came From Outer Space, as sampled by Siouxsie and the Banshees in their 1986 song, “92 Degrees.”

— CBS Detroit headline, July 20th, 2011.

Obligatory refrain: even without a hip reference to an obscure Siouxsie and the Banshees song, I need a study to tell me this?