X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

This Lyre is Made from a Human Skull

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

If you are strumming on a 19th century Lyre like this one, made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair, you are probably the creepiest minstrel ever and should lock yourself up immediately. Yes, this is a real lyre – one that actually seems to leer at its audience.

skull lyrezoom in


Right now it is in storage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Apparently, even they are too creeped out to display this thing. I picture one lyre-playing guy annoying another lyre-playing guy with his music. The argument gets so heated, they soon face off against each other with swords and one of them promises the other, “I’m going to cut off your head and make a lyre out of it. Then you’ll have to listen to my music for eternity!”

And there you have it – a perfectly legitimate backstory.

[via Corey Doctorow via io9]



Funko Big Zoltar Figure

Funko Big Zoltar Figure

Versafit Wireless Sport Headphones

Versafit Wireless Sport Headphones

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

Advertisement
A Day at Laguna Seca with Lexus Performance Driving School

A Day at Laguna Seca with Lexus Performance Driving School

2020 Corvette Stingray Is Officially a Mid-Engined Monster

2020 Corvette Stingray Is Officially a Mid-Engined Monster

2020 Kia Telluride SX V6 AWD Review: A 3-Row Wonder

2020 Kia Telluride SX V6 AWD Review: A 3-Row Wonder

Advertisement