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  1. Thai Orchestra Puts Elephants In Touch With Their Musical Sides

    Disney has already established that cartoon elephants can carry a tune. Now the Thai Elephant Orchestra is investigating real-life pachyderms. Founded by American musician Dave Soldier and conservationist Richard “Professor Elephant” Lair, the group features elephants that play custom-built “unbreakable” drums and conventional instruments like harmonicas. The result? Elephants can create basic melodies, improvise and play for enjoyment just like humans. Soldier has even had a human orchestra play elephant music for an unsuspecting audience in New York, who guessed the composer was John Cage or Milica Paranosic.

    Source: BBC

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