According to a new study, fetuses exposed to “Bohemian Rhapsody” showed clear signs of mental stimulation in the womb. Using a special intravaginal speaker, 15 songs were played for 300 fetuses between 18 and 38 weeks of gestation. Songs ranged from sonatas by Bach and Beethoven, to the hits of Queen, Adele and the Village People. Developing babies begin to hear sounds as early as 16 weeks.
Their favorite song was “Bohemian Rhapsody” (90 percent of babies moved their mouths, and 40 percent stuck out their tongues), followed by the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” Songs by the Bee Gees, Adele and Shakira, proved much less interesting to the unborn audience.
Also, fetuses in the study also showed a greater response to Mickey Mouse’s voice, than recordings of a normal human voice.