Glass Harmonica

The Glass Harmonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin, and was the original instrument of choice for Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies (as seen in the video below).

From Wikipedia:

The instrument’s popularity did not last far beyond the 18th century. Some claim this was due to strange rumors that using the instrument caused both musicians and their listeners to go insane.


In 1995 a collector of satellite broadcasts released a documentary called Spin, which shows the vulgar pandering politicians and newscasters engage in when they think no one’s watching.

One fantastic moment: Larry King tells Bill Clinton that Ted Turner will “serve” him.