Hawaiian music began in the mid 1800s, when visitors from all over came by sea to Hawai'i, bringing with them instruments such as the violin, guitar, ukulele, piano, accordion and flute. The fusion of instruments and cultures blended with Native Hawaiian chants and hymns to become a genre. surfingforlife.com/music.…
The first version of the Iggy Pop song "Lust for Life" was created on an ukulele. ukulelemag.com/stories/ho…
Heidi Swedberg, who played George's fiance Susan on Seinfeld, no longer acts and now teaches ukulele lessons on Youtube. ukulelemag.com/stories/he…
When the Apollo 11 astronauts were quarantined for 21 days after returning to Earth, Neil Armstrong took his ukulele in with him. moon.nasa.gov/resources/3…
Not all words that start with a vowel are preceded by "an", for it's a phonetic rule instead of a grammatical one. Thus You say "a once in a lifetime opportunity", "a useful tool", and "a ukulele", "a urologist". wisegeek.org/when-is-it-a…
Cliff Edwards, the original voice of the Disney character Jiminy Cricket, had an earlier career as β€œUkulele Ike,” and recorded several "off-color" novelty songs such as "I'm a Bear in a Lady's Boudoir" and "I’m Going to Give It to Mary with Love." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Hawaiian singer, Israel "IZ" KamakawiwoΚ»ole, famous for his cover of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", was a supporter of Hawaiian rights. He used the ukulele to promote awareness of the second class status. After his death, his ashes were publicly scattered into the Pacific on July 12, 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isr…
The music for Iggy Pop's classic song "Lust For Life" was written by David Bowie on a ukulele en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lus…
The ukulele was not invented in Hawaii but rather in the Portuguese Island of Madeira. ukulelemag.com/stories/th…
Warren Buffett learned to play the ukulele because in 1949 he developed a crush on a girl whose Boyfriend played the ukulele and Buffett tried to serenade her away hearnebraska.org/feature/…
Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by fungi. It gives hardwoods potentially beautiful patterns and can be used in decorative wood bowls and musical instruments like guitars and ukuleles. A lot of the wood items at art and crafts fairs are significantly spalted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
It is against the law to carry an uncovered ukulele on the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah worldatlas.com/webimage/c…
"ukulele" actually means "jumping flea" ukulelemag.com/stories/th…
The ukulele comes in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. It also originates from an instrument named the Portuguese machete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uku…
Ukulele is Hawaiian for "jumping flea". It was named after Hawaiians witnessed a Portuguese immigrant playing a braguinha and thought his fingers looked like fleas jumping across the board, or so the legend is told. aloha-hawaii.com/hawaii/u…
Today I learned of a non-profit that donates ukuleles & lessons to sick kids in Children's Hospitals in order to help them feel a little bit better! theukc.org
Eddie Vedder recorded an entire album of ukulele songs (titled Ukulele Songs) composed of both original songs and covers. youtu.be/-8l0_mzi9no
Hawaiians pronounce ukulele "oo-koo-leh-lay" and use the indefinite article "an" when describing one. quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
Ukulele means 'jumping flea'. ukulelehut.com/about/a-br…
Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) is in the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra youtube.com/watch?v=vLfvS…
Today I learned of a non-profit that gives Ukuleles & lessons to hospitalized kids so they'll feel a little bit better. theukc.org
Not only is there a Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, but that Brit from Flight of the Conchords is in it. Second from the left in the "Hey-Ya" lineup. youtube.com/watch?v=7G0jc…

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