Playing with food

Along with keeping up with major news stories, I like checking out the “weird news” category. Today one of the stories that caught my eye was about two Chinese brothers who make musical instruments out of vegetables.

Intrigued, I did a search to see what else – if anything – I could find on the topic. Somewhat to my surprise, what those brothers do is not as unique as one might think. There is a Vegetable Orchestra in Vienna. According to their website they are the only vegetable orchestra, but the World Carrot Museum website provides links to others.

They also provide instructions on how to make a carrot kazoo. And if you don’t want to limit yourself to carrots, here is a site that tells how to make some other vegetable instruments.

One Response to Playing with food

  1. Peter L says:

    The Mexican maraca is a dried gourd with the seeds make the sound. Native tribes used plants as musical instruments for eons. i believe the maraca is a remnant of that.

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