The Chinese Restaurant that we went to was the first Karaoke bar that I had been to where they actually charged extra for using the Karaoke machine. Some of the team members negotiated for a quite length of time to get the price down to within our budget. But in the end we ended up not using it anyway because the only Karaoke songs they carried were all in Mandarin language.
The following is an excerpt from Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger by Jeff Wise, published on December 8 by Palgrave Macmillan (Scientific American is a Macmillan publication). Extreme Fear explores the neural underpinnings of this powerful and primitive emotion by relating instances in which people were forced to act under duress and presenting the latest findings from cognitive science. In the following passage from the chapter