Twitter mocks ABC News’ scientific report on ‘twerking’

Meanwhile, Oxford Dictionaries Online adds the term as a new entry to its word bank.

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How about a scientific explanation for “twerking,” the dance that Cyrus, wearing next to nothing, displayed to the world on Sunday?

ABC News, clearly being a bit tongue-in-cheek, consulted a researcher to bring its audience “Twerking: A Scientific Explanation.” Exercise science professor Michele Olson, who teaches at Auburn University, got the call.

“You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated,” she told ABC News. “Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.”

Sounds simple enough.

Olson told the site it can constitute a decent workout, but that over-twerking can hurt your lower back and knees.

It raises the question: Is doing any dance or exercise without the risk of bodily harm worth the bother?

In related news, The Onion has published a faux commentary from a fictitious editor titled, “Let me explain why Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance was our top story this morning.

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