The Cat Piano Was a Real Thing…and It Wasn’t As Cute As It Sounds
Do you love the gentle meows of kittens or peaceful purrrs of a cat? Then you might think those feline sounds would be music to one’s ears when assembled as an actual instrument…I guess.
The katzenklavier (“cat piano”) was a musical instrument made out of cats. Designed by 17th-century German scholar Athanasius Kircher, it consisted of a row of caged cats with different voice pitches…
Aww, ain’t that sweet?
…who could be “played” by a keyboardist driving nails into their tails.
Oh geez! No!
* Source: Buzzfeed
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