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The Top 10 Geekiest Instruments Ever

By Becky Ferreira Mar 20, 2014

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6. The Lyre

Chances are if you can play the lyre, you can also say "I'm king of the geeks" in ancient Greek. This instrument—which is essentially a harp lite—was at the center of antiquity's musical culture, and was said to be played by the sun god Apollo himself. The lyre was associated with intelligence and wit. Translation: it was for the geekiest of Greeks (say that three times fast).

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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