"Tattoo" is a military bugle call played daily in the U.S. Army, not long before "Taps", which is played last; the word has a completely different etymology than does "tattoo" meaning a design inked into the skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat…
The top-selling all-female music group of all time is The Andrews Sisters, famous for hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", with an estimated 90 million records sold. This ties them with the Spice Girls, and beats out acts like The Supremes and Destiny's Child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Playing Taps at military funerals started with a Union soldier’s funeral held too close to the enemy to risk a traditional gun salute giving away their position. They played Taps to give a quieter salute. It was also named Taps because the bugle melody was often followed by three drum taps. history.com/.amp/news/how…
At U.S. military funerals, a digital insert is placed in a bugle and "played" by a soldier when a live bugler isn't available. wcpo.com/news/insider/the…
Many bugle players at veteran funerals are actually playing a recording of Taps with a speaker in the bell of the instrument. nytimes.com/2003/09/16/us…
At many military funerals, instead of a live bugler, a ceremonial bugle is used, which is an electronic device that is inserted into the bugle and plays a recording of Taps. ceremonialbugle.com
When playing the 'Taps', trumpet players don't push the valves because the melody was originally written for 'bugle' which is a valveless instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap…
In military honor funerals, Honor Guard uses a recorder inside of a bugle that plays 'Taps' instead of playing an actual bugle. geek.com/news/new-digital…
Most US military funerals now use fake electric bugles to play taps. ceremonialbugle.com/funer…
A 1983 North Korean attempt at assassinating the president of South Korea failed only because the bomb detonated at the sound of the presidential bugle which rang mistakenly a few minutes before the president actually arrived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
A 1977 Marvel series featured Godzilla in an all-out-rumble with The Avengers and the Fantastic Four and featured appearances from S.H.I.E.L.D., The Daily Bugle (including a showdown between J. Jonah Jameson and Godzilla) and even one final last-minute cameo from Spider-Man. birthmoviesdeath.com/2013…
Some scientists believe that the universe is shaped like a bugle that is finite in volume. newscientist.com/article/…
Taps, the bugle sound played at the end of the day and at military funerals, originated from the Dutch term "taptoe" which signaled the moment the beer taps had to be shut hence signaling the the end of the day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
The guy who founded Bugle Boy clothing company has a PhD in Electrical Engineering en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug…
The Tibetan word for moon (dawa), sounds similar to the Hopi word for sun (taawa), but it’s just a coincidence and can find a few words that sound similar in any other 2 languages. native-languages.org/iaq2…
What most people think is a tuba is actually a sousaphone. Tubas do not wrap around the body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Comedian John Oliver met his wife in 2008 at a Republican Convention where she saved him from possible deportation. He snuck into a restricted area, and while security was pursuing him, she let him hide with a group of veterans. pajiba.com/celebrities_ar…

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