It's that time again...the most wonderful time of year: Halloween! Here's a funny story to start the morning off right!
Tall Tale from Vienna Graveyard
By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward. Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar.
When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being 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 throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.
Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the crowd asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
"Oh, it's nothing to worry about" says the caretaker. "He's just decomposing!"
*The cartoon I recently found (August 2013) is from FaceBook. It was posted with no mention as to where its from or who created it, so if its your property, lemme know and I'll give credit where credit is due! And yes, I realize that its a different composer than what is in the joke itself, but it was too good to pass up!*