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Musical Madness

 
By on Tuesday, 18th November 2008 at 6:58 pm
 

Ever wondered what the weirdest and stupidest things to be done in the name of music have been? Well in this article I will attempt to seek out the oddest and most crazy musical facts so that you can crush your friends with useless musical trivia.

  • 8 names John Lennon used to check into a hotel:
  1. Dr. Winston O’Boogie
  2. Long John
  3. Dwarf McDougall
  4. Musketeer Gripweed
  5. Rev Fred Ghurkin
  6. Dr. Dream
  7. Kaptain Kundalini
  8. Johnny Rhythm Honorary John St John Johnson.
  • The smallest guitar in the world is smaller than a red blood cell and has strings that can be strummed. It was made using nanotechnology.
  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music. Well any music with a big pounding beat and fast tempo.
  • Elvis once said, I dont know anything about music. In my line you dont have to.
  • A Mexican musician, Ramon Barrero, famous for playing the world’s smallest harmonica, inhaled the harmonica and choked to death.
  • Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.
  • Pop was once banned in India. The song “Tirchi Topiwale” became so popular that the police were instructed to fine 50 rupees to anyone caught singing it.
  • The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.
  • Monaco’s national orchestra is bigger than its army.
  • Elvis Presley once entered an Elvis look-a-like contest in a US burger bar and only came 3rd!!
  • The lead female singer in an opera is called the prima donna.

Well there you go, fascinating facts that will probably never actually come up in a conversation.

 
 
 

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