Someone actually found a good use for cats

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by t-rent, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. t-rent

    t-rent popurhood Staff Member

    The Cat Piano

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    "Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century German Jesuit scholar, described the cat piano in the Musurgia Universalis (1650.)

    In order to raise the spirits of an Italian prince burdened by the cares of his position, a musician created for him a cat piano. The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a sharp spike into the appropriate cat’s tail. The result was a melody of meows that became more vigorous as the cats became more desperate. Who could not help but laugh at such music? Thus was the prince raised from his melancholy."
     
  2. Jeller

    Jeller Posting- God

    hahaha I hate cats........cause I am allergic to them.

    wheres that pic of the dead cat on the side of the highway with the free sign when I need it. :veryhappy
     
  3. t3h JAM

    t3h JAM Minglor's Lover

    good idea.

    cats are miserable creatures..
     
  4. schrodiggity

    schrodiggity Well-Known Member

    as requested :D
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    :laughing: true
     
  5. L8APEX1

    L8APEX1 Posting- God

    i thought this thread was going to be about "chicken" fried rice
     
  6. rabbit20v

    rabbit20v BRIDGE!

    it reminds me of the Monty Python sketch
    with the guy who uses a simular idea
    but uses mice and big wooden hammers :laughing:
     

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