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Old 20 April 2017, 11:20 AM
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Icon106 Baffling Brisbane and the Mt Tamborine piano mystery

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Travelling down from Mt Tamborine on the road to Beenleigh, around halfway down, drivers are suddenly struck by the sight of a piano which looks to have been left on the side of a hill. On closer inspection it turns out to be a strangely shaped rock which has been painted as a piano. It's part of local folklore, but the mystery is, how did it get to be this way? It's been there for at least 50 years, but looks to be as fresh as if it had been painted just yesterday. What's going on? Time to call in the G man.
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane...ystery/8457768


Just a quaint little story about a mysterious piano which has been sitting precariously on the edge of a cliff above a road since the late 1960s.
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Old 20 April 2017, 02:20 PM
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I couldn't watch the video (because I'm at work, not because it didn't work). Has anyone ever stopped and pretended to play the piano?

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Old 20 April 2017, 02:31 PM
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I couldn't watch the video (because I'm at work, not because it didn't work). Has anyone ever stopped and pretended to play the piano?
If they did I hope they brought some rock climbing gear ....


Although apparently someone occasionally installs a piano playing scarecrow
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Old 20 April 2017, 08:04 PM
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So, no rock painted like a tambourine?
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Old 20 April 2017, 11:42 PM
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Something something rock music. C'mon guys!
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Old 21 April 2017, 11:29 AM
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So, no rock painted like a tambourine?
I don't think anyone there ever actually gives thought to that past the age of 5.

Also, you don't need to go to Beenleigh. Just use Thunderbird Park as a landmark and head up the mountain from there.

(Also: Thunderbird Park is a pretty neat place IIRC)
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Old 21 April 2017, 12:01 PM
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I don't think anyone there ever actually gives thought to that past the age of 5.
Also Tamborine Mountain almost definitely got its name from an Anglicized version of a local Aboriginal word (although no one can really agree on which specific word and what it meant) and doesn't have anything to do with tambourines.
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Old 21 April 2017, 12:05 PM
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I don't think anyone there ever actually gives thought to that past the age of 5.
I assume you weren't trying to tell Tootsie she was being childish.
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Old 21 April 2017, 05:21 PM
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I don't think anyone there ever actually gives thought to that past the age of 5.
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I assume you weren't trying to tell Tootsie she was being childish.
1. Well, I am childish -- and proud of it!

2. Given that I had never even heard of that particular geographic locale prior to this post (and certainly not prior to turning 5), I think I deserve a little leeway!
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Old 21 April 2017, 07:35 PM
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Yes, I can understand why people who live there don't think about the piano/tambourine joke, but expecting people who've never heard of Mt. Tamborine, let alone the origins of the name, to **not** think of it seems unreasonable.
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