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The Top 10 Geekiest Instruments Ever

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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