Rock Music Experiment Drove Mice Insane!

By David J. Stewart

As much as heavy-metallers try to downplay the inherent dangers of their so-called "music," they cannot escape the incontrovertible reality of a simple experiment with mice...

Hard Rock Makes Killer Mice, Teen Finds


He may have won top regional and state science-fair honors, but probably at least some of his friends aren't talking to him. Sixteen-year-old David Merrill, a student at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, Va., thought that the loud sounds of hard-rock music must have a bad effect on its devoted fans and came up with a way to test that damage.

Merrill got 72 mice and divided them into three groups: one to test a mouse's response to hard rock, another to the music of Mozart and a control group that wouldn't listen to any music at all, rock or classical.

The young vivisectionist got all the mice accustomed to living in aquariums in his basement, then started playing music 10 hours a day. Merrill put each mouse through a maze three times a week that originally had taken the mice an average of 10 minutes to complete.

Over time, the 24 control-group mice managed to cut about 5 minutes from their maze-completion time. The Mozart-listening mice cut their time back 8-and-a-half minutes.

But the hard-rock mice added 20 minutes to their time, making their average maze-running time 300 percent more than their original average.

Need we say more? Well maybe we do. Merrill told the Associated Press that he'd attempted the experiment the year before, allowing mice in the different groups to live together.

 "I had to cut my project short because all the hard-rock mice killed each other," Merrill said. "None of the classical mice did that."


David Merrill's experiment with mice PROVES the deadly dangers of listening to Heavy Metal.  This should frighten every parent of a teen who is listening to Heavy Metal.  The Columbine Massacre was the result of careless parents, who allowed their teens to listen to Heavy Metal... to sickos like Marilyn Manson

With bands names such as "Demon," "The Morbid Angels," "Burn the Priest," "Judas Priest" and "Black Sabbath" it is undeniable that Heavy Metal is all about Satanism.  Their lyrics are anti-Christian and blasphemous against God.  Here are some more articles on the effects of Heavy Metal music on mice.

Heavy Metal Makes Killer Mice, Teen Finds

Washington Times, July 29, 1997, page C3

David Merrell, a high school student from Suffolk, VA., won top honors in regional and state science fairs for his experiment involving mice, a maze, and hard-rock music.

After establishing a baseline of about ten minutes for the mice to navigate the maze, David started playing music ten hours a day, then put the mice through the maze three times a week for three weeks. His findings: the control group of mice, which did not listen to music, were able to cut five minutes off their time; the mice that listened to classical music cut 8 1/2 minutes off their time; and the mice that listened to hard-rock music took 20 minutes longer to navigate the maze.

David said, "I had to cut my project short because all the hard-rock mice killed each other...

None of the classical mice did that at all."



Your mom was right. Rock 'n' roll really does rot your brain.

That's according to David Merrell, a 16-year-old Nansemond River High School student whose high school science experiment supports what parents have been saying for years: Hard rock taints the brain - well, at least the brains of mice.

Using 72 male laboratory mice, a stopwatch, a 5- by 3-foot maze and the music of Mozart and Anthrax, David worked with an Old Dominion University statistician to establish that hard rock impedes learning.

In the process, the rising junior captured top honors in regional and state science fairs and earned accolades from the Navy and the CIA.

``Don't let your kids listen to hard rock music,'' he said. ``I think it has a major negative effect.''

To prove his point, David assembled three separate groups of 24 mice: a control group, a hard rock group and a classical group. To ensure scientific validity, each white mouse weighed between 15 and 20 grams, was 4 to 6 weeks old and was bred to ensure no genetic abnormalities existed.

The mice spent the first week getting used to their controlled environment in David's parents' basement. They received measured feedings and 12 hours of light each day. Each mouse navigated the maze to establish the base time of about 10 minutes.

Then David started piping in music 10 hours a day. The control group navigated without music. He put each mouse through the maze three times a week for three weeks.

The results: the control group shaved five minutes from its original time.

The mice that navigated the maze with Mozart knocked 8 1/2 minutes off their time. But the group listening to hard rock bumped through the maze, dazed and confused, taking an average of 30 minutes, tripling the amount of time it previously took to complete the maze. Most noticeably, the hard rock mice didn't sniff the air to find the trails of others that came before them.

``It was like the music dulled their senses,'' David said. ``It shows point-blank that hard rock has a negative effect all around. I can't think of a positive effect that hard rock has'' on learning.

In fact, David thinks that the negative effects go well beyond learning.

During the four-month experiment David housed each mouse in separate aquariums. That's because last year, for a similar project, he kept all the hard rock mice together, all the classical mice together and all the control mice together. The results were horrific.

"I had to cut my project short because all the hard rock mice killed each other,'' David said. ``None of the classical mice did that at all.''

David's awards include first place in the behavioral science division at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair and the Tidewater Science Fair. He also won Northern Virginia Community College's Veterinary Technology Award and accolades from the Newport News Arts Commission, the Science and Humanitarian Symposium at James Madison University, the Navy and the CIA.

David himself isn't a fan of hard rock, so his discovery won't affect his lifestyle too much. But other teens may feel the heat.

"At the actual fairs parents would see it and come back with their kids,'' David said. They'd say, `See, I told you hard rock would do that.' "


Rock 'N' Roll is, always has been, and always will be THE DEVIL'S MUSIC.  There is no greater danger to teenagers today the Devil's Music.  If you don't believe me, then please believe the insane killer mice. 

The Problems Isn't Just Heavy Metal

Many parents feel comfortable allowing their teens to listen to whores like Madonna, since the music isn't as bad as Heavy Metal, right?  Wrong!  Don't be fooled by Madonna's and Britney Spears' music, they're lesbians who promote sexual immorality through their music.  This makes mainstream music even more dangerous, because parents and teens let their guard down.  Any music that glorifies sin is of the Devil.  People have a tendency to accept anything that is popular with the rest of society.  Tragically, this is destroying America.  We hear Madonna's despicable song, "Like A Virgin," playing everywhere we go nowadays. 

Complain to Management About Offensive Music

I was in Home Depot the other day and heard some sexually suggestive lyrics playing.  I complained to customer service.  I told them that I was greatly offended by the music.  I told them I wouldn't shop in a store that allows women to be degraded in music.  She said she'd talk to the manager. 

I also complained when I called my doctor's office.  The receptionist placed me on hold and Heavy Metal guitars began screeching.  I told her that I didn't feel well and it was very selfish of them to force me to listen to such horrible and offensive noise.  They didn't want to change the music, so I threatened to report them to RICO (the Regulated Industries Complaint Office).  This is the complaint agency that oversees certain businesses in my area.  Anytime you complain and nothing is done about it, contact higher management and keep going higher until you get results.  If that doesn't work, then go to the local Better Business Bureau (BBB), Consumer Affairs, or agency overseeing that industry.  If more Christians would do this, America would be a much more decent place to live. 

Never walk out of a store without complaining to management if they're playing Heavy Metal, gangsta rap, or some other obviously offensive type of music. 


Again, as much as heavy-metallers try to downplay the inherent dangers of their so-called "music," they cannot escape the incontrovertible reality of a simple experiment with mice, which drove them insane, to the point of killing one another.

"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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