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The Foo Fighters Have Literal Earth-Shaking Powers

CARLISLE, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters performs at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 at Carlisle Airport on May 14, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

According to actual scientists in New Zealand, a recent Foo Fighters concert in western Springs caused two seismic events “similar to a volcanic tremor.” GeoNet explains that the biggest shakes started shortly after the band went onstage, and that the seismic network recorded “lulls in the signal between the songs and peaks in signal intensity during the songs.” Dave Grohl & Co. can apparently get the Earth moving up to three times per second, which is a handy fact for the next time you need to have an opinion on the Foo Fighters. Bonus fact: Rugby games can also cause tremors. And this concludes your New Zealand geology lesson for the day.

Photo: Dave Hogan/2011 Getty Images