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Thread #59418   Message #3703567
Posted By: Amos
22-Apr-15 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The ringing of hands is an honorable and ancient tradition dating back to the Mayans during the Mongol invasions. Typical a selected set of enemy hands, removed from the enemies, would be dried in solar ovens and mounted in order of size. Ringing was done with fire-hardened mahogony sticks. The melodies used were typically modal and minor scale, designed to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies who still had their hands.

So you're in good company.