There is an unusual instrument called the celeste/celesta which looks like a piano, but has metal plates like a xylophone, instead of strings, inside. This instrument is what gives the Nutcracker's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, and the Harry Potter theme, their distinct sound. youtu.be/Aw7HAyq54rw
Today I learned of the mbira, a musical instrument of the Zimbabwean Shona people that's like a mini handheld piano/xylophone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbiโ€ฆ
Before the discovery of X-rays and xylophone popularity, the Persian King Xerxes was used for the X letter in children's alphabet books. publicdomainreview.org/coโ€ฆ
Before the discovery of x-rays or the popularity of xylophones, alphabet books struggled with examples for "X is for...". Some used Greek figures like Xerxes and Xantippe, but others were lazy and just said "X is a letter, like this X". publicdomainreview.org/coโ€ฆ
David Bowie plays guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, synthetizers, vibraphone, xylophone, koto, drums, viola and cello en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davโ€ฆ
Xylophones only have wood bars, their metal counterparts are called Glockenspiels, and are usually smaller and have a higher pitch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloโ€ฆ
Binchotan charcoal can be used as a xylophone youtu.be/u00ZRvQv7vY
Japan made a giant wooden xylophone from scrap wood playing the tune Bachโ€™s Cantata 147 to advertise a phone. youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLโ€ฆ
In The Phantom Menace, Yoda has three toes. But in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith, he has four. buzznick.com/star-wars-faโ€ฆ

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