Music Facts

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In Croatia, a Sea Organ continually plays music propelled by waves flowing through tubes underneath a series of wide marble steps.

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He wrote his music when Beethoven went deaf by hacking the legs off his piano and sitting on the floor so that he could feel the vibrations.

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For hours on end, the US military would play Enter Sandman to help in the interrogation and torture of captives. When asked about this, James Hetfield of Metallica answered, "We have forever punished our parents, our wives, our loved ones with this song." Why are Iraqis expected to be any different?

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When listening to music, the chills you get are caused by the release of dopamine in your body.

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In 2008, Warner Music Group received over $5,000 a day ($2 million a year) in royalties for the "Happy Birthday" song to be used officially. In the film, they were known to charge up to $ 10,000 for the use of the song. When you visit, this is also why restaurants have their own birthday songs.

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There is a piece of music that began in 2001 and has a period of 639 years called As Slow as Possible. A single note will take years for it to be played.

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In Belfast, Northern Ireland, police used ice cream van music to console violent teenage rioters.

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By turning his sheet music upside down, playing it, and improvising for thirty minutes on one of its themes, Beethoven won a sight-reading piano contest. His foe, Daniel Steibelt, never returned again to challenge him.

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For over 150 movies, including The Lion King, Gladiator, all Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Pearl Harbor, Hurry, Inception, The Dark Knight, etc., composer/producer Hans Zimmer had only 2 weeks of formal music education (piano lessons as a kid).

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In Mount Annan, Sydney, Australia a McDonald's has been playing classical music in order to compel teenagers to leave their premises late at night.

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