Friday Facts: 40,000 Years Ago
So you may have missed the story a couple weeks back about the oldest musical instrument found to date. It is a flute, 40,000 years old found in southern Germany made from mammoth and bird bones. With a discovery like this, there are typically other things learned about our ancestors.
- This pushes back the first time someone tried to “talk” during a show. Scientists assume there was grunting from a female about how her caveman wouldn’t “commit”.
- Cave paintings of performances were limited in scope. Apparently, they were made during the first three songs, no torch allowed.
- Distant relatives of Gerard from Matador was at the first show and bought a band pelt along with early members of Jim Eno’s lineage and the actual Lemmy.
- The flutists eventually signed a new tribe and lost all indie cred in the cave.
- Flute/penis euphemisms were born.
Image courtesy Oxford: Full Story.