At this point, everyone knows (hopefully) that you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or until you sing "Happy Birthday" twice to prevent the spread of infectious diseases – including the new ones – coronavirus, the COVID 19 caused. But now that we are a few months after the outbreak of the novel corona virus, "Happy Birthday" is slowly getting a bit old (creative hacks aside). Here is Wash Your Lyrics, a new tool that automatically couples the lyrics to a song of your choice and provides instructions on how to wash your hands properly.
The tool, developed by a UK-based developer who is simply called William on Twitter, is simple but effective. Simply enter a song name and song title and Genius will automatically retrieve the relevant lyrics and place them line by line over an infographic created by the UK's National Health Service (NHS).
Have fun turning Eminem's sweaty hands into nice clean ones.
Image: wash your texts
The tool is not perfect. Because the songs are split line by line, some of the instructions can be too long or too short. There is also the problem of gaps between lines. In other words, don't sing the beginning of "Basket Case" until Green Day unless you want to wash your hands for 40 seconds or more.
Anyway, so as not to take you seriously, but it's really worth learning how to wash your hands properly. If not for yourself, do so for the more vulnerable people who may be working in your office, living in your building, or panicking at the same big retailers as you buy toilet paper. Here is the official guide from the NHS on how to properly wash your hands, or you can just watch the official video below.