Beethoven's teacher (Johann Albrechtsberger) wrote seven Concerti for the Jew Harp (also known as the Mouth Harp). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew…
The "Medusa" guitar by Canadian luthier Linda Manzer, is a custom-made instrument with multiple necks - fretless, baritone, scalloped fingerboard and harp - and an astonishing 52-strings. The instrument was designed specifically for Danish musician Henrik Andersen. youtube.com/watch?v=KbEJj…
Today I learned about Gerald Bull and Project HARP. Bull was a ballistics expert who wanted to build a space gun. He succeeded. In 1966, his gun shot a 400 lb. projectile 110 miles into the air, briefly entering space. The gun is abandoned now, and is collecting rust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The musical instrument made out of water-filled wine glasses is called a glass harp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
The BBC had the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete recreate the famous New Order song "Blue Monday" imagining it was released in the 1930's, on time appropriate instruments. The instruments ranged from drums and harps to singing saws and glasses. youtu.be/cHLbaOLWjpc
A concert harp has 7 foot pedals. Each of the pedals rotate discs on the top of the harp which change the pitch of all the strings of that same note. One harp can have over 1,400 moving parts inside of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Due to a trademark by Guinness, the Irish government had to turn the official state symbol, the harp, the other way around wirestrungharp.com/cultur…
The Jew's harp musical instrument isn't anti-semetically named. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew…
The harp on Guinness bottles is modeled after Brian Boru's harp - the oldest surviving example of a Gaelic harp. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Project HARP Space Gun was an attempt to shoot satellites into orbit atlasobscura.com/places/p…
An Aeolian harp is an instrument that is played by the wind. youtube.com/watch?v=LOPBo…
Ireland is the only country in the world that has a musical instrument – the harp – as its national symbol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Canada built a "space gun", AKA Project HARP, that was capable of launching a 180kg projectile at 3.6 kilometers per second, to an altitude of 180 Kilometers (112 miles) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Gerald Bull, a Canadian ballistics expert who'd formerly worked on Project HARP, convinced Saddam Hussein to fund a project to build a gun capable of launching satellites into orbit. It was only halted due to Bull's assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Guinness, Red Stripe, Harp Lager, Johnnie Walker, Justerini & Brooks (J&B), Smirnoff, Ketel One, Gordon's, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Seagram's, Bushmills, George Dickel, Don Julio, JosΓ© Cuervo, GoldschlΓ€ger, Rumple Minze, Baileys, and more are all owned by one company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
I learned that the song "Six Underground" by the Sneaker Pimps sampled the harp music from the scene in Goldfinger where Bond discovers the girl killed by "skin suffocation"

I know, because the DJ lady on the radio told me this morning. Had to check it out for myself when I got home, and sure enough she was right.

Here's the song: Six Underground

Here's the scene: GOLD PAINT KILL WTF (harp music comes in around 0:15 or so)

In "Walk the Line", Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon performed all the songs themselves without being dubbed. Furthermore, Joaquin learned guitar and Reese learned auto-harp from scratch. imdb.com/title/tt0358273/…
Harp Irish Lager, Bushmill's Irish Whiskey, Smithwick's Irish Red Ale, Baileys Irish Cream and even Guinness, are all owned by... a British company. diageo.com/en-row/ourbran…
The harp design on Guinness beer and Irish coins are modeled after the Trinity College harp. digitalresearch.lib.unc.e…
There is a percussion instrument called a Hang recently created in Switzerland, which looks like two steelpans glued together and sounds like a harp or bells. youtube.com/watch?v=mS8ei…
Some harps, rather than using pedal or lever devices, achieve chromaticity by simply adding additional strings to cover the notes outside their diatonic home scale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Harp music has been shown to be an effective natural animal sedative and that "harp therapy" CDs meant just for animals exist books.google.com/books?id…
Today I learned about Project HARP, a DoD project to shoot objects into orbit with a very large gun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAR…
Most major brands of liquor (spirits) and beer are owned by one company.... Guinness, Harp, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Ciroc, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal... plus a shit-ton more.... diageo.com/en-row/Ourbran…

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