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Tuesday 5 February 2013

Grave Humour

A tourist was walking through the Zentralfriedhof cemetery in Vienna, when suddenly
he hears music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. 
He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a monument that reads 'Beethoven'.

He realizes that the music is in fact the Ninth Symphony and that it is being played backwards!Puzzled, he leaves the cemetery and persuades a friend to return a little later with him. However by the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed and now it is the Seventh Symphony that is playing and like the previous piece, it is also being played backwards.

Curious, the men agree to consult a Music Scholar, so they return with the expert and by now the Fifth Symphony is playing where once again they realise that it is playing backwards. 
The Scholar notices that the symphonies are also being played in the reverse
order in which they were composed, the 9th then the 7th and then the 5th.

The following day, word of this has spread and a crowd has gathered around
the graveside. Everyone is intently listening to the Second Symphony as it is being played
The cemetery's caretaker notices the sizable crowd now gathered there and asks what they are all doing. As they tell him, someone in the group asks him for an explanation for the music. 'I would have thought it was obvious' says the caretaker 'he's decomposing'

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