The serpent is a European bass brasswind instrument that was a predecessor of the tuba. Its snake-like form helps to position the finger holes within reach of the playerโ€™s handsโ€ฆ
Two composers tried to create the world's most annoying song, featuring (in part) an operatic soprano rapping over cowboy music featuring bagpipes and tuba while children sing about holidays and advertise for Walmart.โ€ฆ
Former St Louis Cardinals catcher, and current Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer, Bob Uecker once used a tuba he borrowed to shag fly balls during batting practice in the 1964 World Series.โ€ฆ
Before radar systems, military used "War Tubas", to listen for aircraft engine noisesโ€ฆ
The rise in popularity of the traditional Mexican music "Banda" caused a rash in tuba thefts in Southern California. High Schools would get broken into just for their tubas.โ€ฆ
Playing a B flat on a tuba arouses male alligators.โ€ฆ
Playing a deep B flat on a Tuba gets gators hornyโ€ฆ
Before the invention of radar, the Japanese had 'war tubas' which were used to try and hear planes before they attacked.โ€ฆ
What most people think is a tuba is actually a sousaphone. Tubas do not wrap around the body.โ€ฆ
Mating behavior can be induced in alligators by playing them B-flat on the tuba.โ€ฆ
In the 1920s/30s people used elaborate listening devices called "war tubas" that worked like giant stethoscopes to detect enemy aircraft.โ€ฆ
Before the invention of radar, the Japanese used a device called the "war tuba" to locate enemy aircraft.โ€ฆ
Neanderthal Musical Instruments Included Tusk-Tuba, Bladder-Bagpipe, and "Xylobone"โ€ฆ
Tommy Johnson was a tuba player that was uncredited for his work in Jaws and many other popular movies. When he died 99 tuba players performed a huge memorial concert in his honor.โ€ฆ
The word "Tuba" is latin for trumpet.โ€ฆ
In 2012 an area of Southern California experienced a spree of tuba and sousaphone thefts that totaled $200,000+ in losses. Authorities blamed the robberies on the sudden popularity of Mexican "banda" music.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a type of saxophone known as a "tubax", a portmanteau of the words "tuba" and "sax".โ€ฆ
David Silverman, animator director and producer of The Simpsons, played a flaming tuba at Burning Man 2014 under the name Tubatronโ€ฆ
The combination of brass and choir during the climax of the Tuba Mirum in Verdi's Requiem result in one of the loudest unamplified written musical sections ever written.โ€ฆ
Before the invention of radar, the Japanese military used "War Tubas" to spot enemy aircrarftโ€ฆ

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