Man makes world's shortest flute out of chicken bones in Huludao of Liaoning

Updated: 09 Nov 2010
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A Chinese man made the world's shortest flute out of a chicken bone, in Huludao, northeastern China's Liaoning Province.
 
 
Yan Fuxing, 55, is well-known in the city for his collection of musical instruments and his skill in making them.
 
"A week ago, when I was drinking chicken soup, I thought if the chicken bone can be made into a flute," said Yan.
Yan tried with a chicken thigh bone and made a flute only 2.9cm long (1.14 in).
 
"The music from it is very pleasant to the ears," said Tao Ye, a local professional musician. "It's really amazing this little flute can play music."
 
 
Yan said he Googled and found that his chicken flute is possibly the world's shortest playable flute.
 
SOURCE: Quirky China
 
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