Monday, 28 November 2016

The Strange Custom Of Setting Pianos On Fire

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When an old piano is out of tune and completely out of commission, some say there's only one thing left to do: Burn it. Burning an old piano has become something of a tradition for musicians and Air Force members alike - although no one's exactly sure how it got started.

Most stories attribute the birth of the custom to the British Royal Air Force, with the ritual eventually spreading to the U.S. Air Force.