Mystery is the magnet of inquiry-Edward Counsel

Musical Mystery

A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears music.

No one is around. So he starts searching for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from the grave with a headstone that reads Ludwig Van Beethoven,1770-1827.

Then he realizes that the music is from Beethoven’s ninth symphony and being played backwards!

Puzzled he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.

By the time they arrive at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the seventh symphony, but like the previous piece, it’s being played backwards.

Curious the men agree to consult a music scholar.

When they return with the expert, the fifth symphony is playing again backwards. The expert notices that the symphonies are played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.

By the next day, the word has spread, and a crowd has gathered around the grave.

They are all listening to the second symphony being played backwards.

Just then the graveyard caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.

“I would have thought it was obvious,” the caretaker says “He is decomposing”

Source-Graveyardjokes, TOI, laughing tree

Wishing all the readers a wonderful Halloween night full of fun and joy. Start celebrating as darkness takes over. The dead are awake once again to bless you!

Thank you.


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