The bazooka anti-tank weapon is named after a its resemblance to a novelty musical instrument created by a radio comedian of the 1930s called Bob Burns. After firing the weapon during testing a General commented: “It sure looks like Bob Burns’ bazooka”, and the weapon gained its WWII nickname.
A stolen 3.5 million dollar Stradivarius Cello was nearly turned into a fancy CD rack.
The “piano” means “soft” in Italian. The instrument’s name is actually short for “pianoforte” (soft-loud) which is short for “gravicembalo col piano e forte” (harpsichord with soft and loud). Calling it “piano” defeats the purpose of its original name that meant to depict its dynamic sound.
The bazooka was a brass musical instrument created by Comedian Bob Burns. It was several feet in length and incorporated telescopic tubing like the trombone. The military borrowed the nickname for its anti-tank weapon during World War II due to its vague resemblance to the musical instrument.
There’s a “sea organ” built on the coast of Croatia that plays music like an organ when waves crash in and out of it.
A lot of that weird creepy music in horror movies is performed on one unique instrument called a waterphone.
There is a violin made out of stone that is fully playable.
Renowned concert pianist Krystian Zimerman’s personal Steinway grand piano was confiscated when he landed in New York City to give a recital at Carnegie Hall. US customs destroyed his piano, claiming the glue smelled like explosives.
Leo Fender, the inventor of Fender Guitars never knew how to play the guitar.