So for today's Five on Friday here's some useless information related to music.
1. The Longest Song Title in the World"I'm a Cranky Old Yank In A Clanky Old Tank On The Streets of Yokohama With My Honolulu Mama Down' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-on-my-seat-o, Hirohito Blues" !! Recorded by Hoagy Carmichael in 1942.
What a Mouthful! Here's Bing Crosby singing it.
2. Water MusicMost toilets flush in E flat - something to think about!
3. Mozart ...was only five when he wrote the melody that is now sung to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
4. BeatlesAt the end of the Beatles song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs was recorded by Paul McCartney for this Shetland sheepdog.
5. The Ice Cream CodeIn another lifetime I used to drive an ice cream van - for about three weeks, by which time I had eaten more than sold and found a real job for a while. But did you know there's a Code of Practice for ice cream vans? Penned in 1982.
And it states that you should not sound chimes ....
- for longer than four seconds at a time
- more often than once every three minutes
- when the vehicles is stationary
- when in sight of another van that is trading
- when within 50m of schools during school time or of places of worship during worship times
- more often than once every two hours in the same street
There y'are now, as Frank Carson would say.
Joining in today with FAST for Five on Friday. Thank you to Tricky and Carly for hosting.