Friday, November 6, 2015

Adolphe Sax

Today's Google Doodle is about Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the Saxaphone and some other musical instrument. We are completely floundered by any difficulty or mishap we face.
Just read the long list of mishaps this person faced.It is from Wikipedia

According to the biography of Adolphe Sax’s biography published on the city of Dinant’s website, Sax faced many near-death experiences. Firstly, he fell from a height of three floors, hit his head on a stone hard and could barely stand. He was considered dead. Secondly, at the age of three, he drank a bowl full of vitriolized water and later on swallowed a pin. Thirdly, he burnt himself seriously in a gunpowder explosion. Fourthly, he fell onto a hot cast iron frying pan, burning his one side as a result. Fifthly, he escaped from death due to poisoning and suffocation in his own bedroom, where varnished items were kept during the night. Sixthly, he was hit on the head by a cobblestone. Lastly, he fell into a river and was saved by the skin of his teeth. In short, Sax had a tragic childhood. As per the biography, his mother once said that “He’s a child condemned to misfortune; he won’t live”. His neighbors called him “little Sax, the ghost”

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