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A cat piano (Katzenklavier in German) is a musical instrument which consists of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard so that they cry out in pain when a key is pressed.

 

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"The instrument was described by German physician Johann Christian Reil (17591813) for the purpose of treating patients who had lost the ability to focus their attention. Reil believed that if they were forced to see and listen to this instrument, it would inevitably capture their attention and they would be cured (Richards, 1998)."

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I hope the bastard died in his sleep and the cats had him for breakfast. cry



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I have never understood people who see animals as things to be used. My goal in life has always been to try to be worthy of those animals whose lives sustained mine.

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nytram wrote:

A cat piano (Katzenklavier in German) is a musical instrument which consists of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard so that they cry out in pain when a key is pressed.

 

NHXndIT.jpg

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"The instrument was described by German physician Johann Christian Reil (17591813) for the purpose of treating patients who had lost the ability to focus their attention. Reil believed that if they were forced to see and listen to this instrument, it would inevitably capture their attention and they would be cured (Richards, 1998)."

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 Sounds like bollocks to me.

If you put half a dozen cats together they might meow when you thumped one,  but they would do the same thing most of the time anyway.

And why chose a cat, which is almost 100% self absorbed, to treat someone the same way.

Prior to their attempts to turn my sister in law's lot into bars of soap, the Germans were noted for their love of a good joke. This is clearly an example of Nytram's ancestors taking the piddle.



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Germans still love a good joke, especially on April first. The entire news media has been known to participate.

The illustration appears legitimate.  Note the caption under the picture.



-- Edited by JW on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 06:38:53 AM

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The whole thing is the product of someone's twisted imagination...a sick idea that originated in the mind of a sicko.

There is no official record of a cat organ actually being built; rather it is described in literature as a bizarre concept.

This instrument was described by the French writer Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin in his book Musiciana, extraits douvrages rare ou bizarre (Musiciana, descriptions of rare or bizarre inventions).

 Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 07:20:11 PM

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I wouldn't mind seeing this sent to the bottom of the barrel :/



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