Hard to know what to make of this large wooden hand mounted on a faux marble base. Suffice to say it is the oddest trophy I have ever come across. Someone received this for “FIRST PLACE” something. Wonder if they had second thoughts about finishing first.
Beware Y2K! – Computers will shut down! – Utility companies will go offline! – Cities will go dark at the stroke of midnight! – The Y2K hype was something on par with that of the coming of Comet Kohoutek. In case you’ve forgotten, Kohoutek was similarly overhyped by the media in 1973 as “the comet of the century,” which of course it wasn’t.
A musical instrument anyone can play, maybe. Apparently, playing the maracas, aka rumba shakers, is not as easy as it looks. “Although a simple instrument, the method of playing the maracas is not obvious. The seeds must travel some distance before they hit the leather, wood, or plastic, so the player must anticipate the rhythm.” Is anything ever as easy as it looks when someone who knows what they are doing is doing it?