Their fans are old enough to take over the world, just as the Spice Girls are back.

When, through the nighttime murk of the Amazon River, an electric eel locates a feeder fish, what happens next is instantaneous: A jolt of electricity surges through the fish's nerves. Its muscles contract simultaneously, and it is transformed into a living, floating statue.

This is roughly the same reaction that women born between Labour Day 1985 and New Year's Eve 1991, approximately, exhibit when exposed to the opening seconds of the Spice Girls' debut single Wannabe. Pharmacists, statisticians, probation workers, bank tellers, event


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