Earworms. Ugh. We’ve all had them: songs that won’t go away, rattling on and on and leaving our minds on “repeat” for hours, days, and even weeks. There are a number of ways to help get rid of the bastards once they are stuck in one’s head, but what if there were a way to avoid earworms altogether? Well, these scientists think they found a way out of this sticky situation, by means of another! Apparently, chewing on gum reduces the number of “unwanted musical thoughts.” Chew on that!