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11) Which of Sheryl Crow's hit singles was adapted from the poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper?


"All I Wanna Do" is adapted from the poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper. Sheryl Crow had written music for the song but was unhappy with her original lyrics. Her producer bought her ten random books of poetry, and Crow adapted "Fun" to accompany the music. Cooper is listed as a co-writer and receives royalties from the song.

12) What was the band known as Linkin Park originally called?


While Linkin Park was at one time called "Hybrid Theory", they started out as "Xero". For legal reasons, they eventually dropped both of the original names and settled on "Linkin Park" (a deliberate misspelling of the Santa Monica, California landmark Lincoln Park).

13) What instrument is used by the indigenous people of Australia to accompany ceremonial dancing and singing?


The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today. It is often used to accompany ceremonial dancing and singing.

14) What are piano keys made out of?


Even though piano keys are referred to as the "ivories," they haven't been made out of ivory since the 1940s to protect endangered species. Today, they are most often made of plastic or resin.

15) What famous composer has two skulls in his tomb?


After his burial in 1809, Joseph Haydn's head was stolen by phrenologists and a replacement skull was left in his tomb. In 1954, the real skull was finally returned, but the substitute was not removed. Thus Haydn's tomb now contains two skulls.

16) What was Rossini reportedly doing when he wrote the aria 'Di Tanti Palpiti'?


Rossini wrote the aria 'Di Tanti Palpiti' while waiting for some risotto in a Venice restaurant.

17) Who is the only member of ZZ Top who doesn't have a beard?


The only member of ZZ Top who doesn't have a beard is drummer Frank Beard.

18) How many pieces of wood are there in a modern violin?


A single violin is made from over 70 individual pieces of wood.

19) What was the name of the airplane Buddy Holly died in?


The airplane that Buddy Holly died in was named American Pie. Don McLean would later write a song about the accident with the same title. The single was a number-one hit in the U.S. for four weeks in 1972.

20) What is the recommended drying or "seasoning" time for wood used to make a violin?


The drying or seasoning time for a piece of violin wood is generally ten years or more, depending on its size and thickness. Fifty year old wood is even better!


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