Muammar Gadaffi had a serious crush on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When Rice prepared to leave Libya after a state visit, Gadaffi gifted her $212,225 worth of gifts, including a locket with his own picture inside, a signed copy of his Green Book, and a lute. theatlantic.com/internati…
There was Chinese general who defended a town against 150,000 soldiers with only a lute and his reputation for being clever. He opened the gates and sat on the town wall playing the lute. The opposing general thought it was a trap and retreated. subverse.net/editors-choi…
Today I learned of a Chinese general with 100 troops who had to defend a town against 150,000. He told his men to hide, flung open the gates and sat on the walls playing a lute. The opposing general, certain it was a trap, ordered a retreat books.google.co.uk/books?…
The Henry VIII of England, the king most known for having his wives executed, was a talented musician and writer. He could play the organ and lute, could sightread music, wrote several songs and a book, and was the first English king with a modern humanist education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The last ruler of Saudi Diriyah was executed by the Ottomans to the tune of a lute because his sect forbade the playing of music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd…
A Chinese general defended his town against 150,000 soldiers by opening the gates and playing a lute on top of the wall. The enemy general thought it was a trap and retreated. subverse.net/editors-choi…
The word for a violin or guitar maker is "Luthier", which comes from "lute maker". A maker of violin bows is an "archetier", which derives from the same root as "archery" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lut…
Confucius spent five days in jail because of an error of mistaken identity. He calmly played his lute until the error was resolved. ancient.eu.com/Confucius/
Phrases like 'Abso-fuckin-lutely' are called expletive infixation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
A simple rule of "Expletive infixation" is that the insertion occurs at a syllable boundary, usually just before the primary stressed syllable: abso-fuckin'-lutely rather than ab-fuckin'-solutely. This rule is insufficient to describe examples such as un-fuckin'-believable, however. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
The only grammatically correct infix in the English language is the word "Fucking" Eg. Abso-fucking-lutely dexteroustongue.com/861/
Inserting swear words into other words (e.g. "abso-fucking-lutely") is referred to as expletive infixiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
The "Abso-lutely" bit at the end of every episode of 'Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!' is vacation footage of Tim Heidecker's father summing up his vacation in two words. youtube.com/watch?v=iWorS…
The Nero ROM Burner (software) was named after the Roman Emperor Nero who is said to have started the Great Fire of Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The last recorded duel on British soil was fought between a lutenist and an unknown adversary, with cavalry swords, in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about the musical intrument the Oud en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud
Military members and their family can receive free breast enlargement and liposuction naturalnews.com/001477.ht…

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