20. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online

The Yealands Wine Estate ‘s owner, Peter Yealands, initially started playing classical music on his estate in an attempt to make his wine-producing vines stronger and less prone to disease, but he discovered that it actually made the estate’s resident hens lay larger eggs instead.

He told Stuff.co.nz: “There’s a line of thought among a few cranks like me that plants respond to music.” But when he began playing the works of Mozart, Bach and Strauss in the hen houses, he noticed a remarkable change in the size of eggs they were laying.

Suggestions for more hen house repertoire include Oeufenbach, Beethoven’s Eggmont Overture and the complete works of Pecktor Berlioz.

I read it here.

20. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online

Do you enjoy trivial minutiae and odd facts? Do you complete Sudoku or NY Times crosswords in pen? Then oboe might be perfect for you.

Hah!

You can read more if you go here.

20. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

This Oboe gig is a Royal pain in my A** but I Get 75 dollars so I Guess I’ll deal wit it

(For $100 we would have gotten an h added to that wit, I’m sure.)