Prior to his execution by the Ottoman in Constantinople, the last ruler of the First Saudi State, who forbade to listen to music, was forced to listen to the lute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd…
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…
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/
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…
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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