The email for this week comes from Mackenzie, who writes:
Hey Confuse-cius! Why is the electric guitar so awesome?
You’re kinda my favorite!
Thanks, Mackenzie – you’re kinda great, too!
Electric guitars are awesome, aren’t they? But why?! It’s actually quite simple.
Electric guitars are like regular guitars… except they are from the moon.
When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins of the Apollo 11 mission returned, those brave guys and their spaceship weren’t the only things to enter earth’s atmosphere – along with them came an electric guitar.
Some say Neil simply stumbled across one when he was crossing the lunar surface.
He rocked out on it for a while, finding it hard to believe how awesome it was. Then he went and played golf with Buzz for a while.
When he made it back to earth, Neil was happy to talk with the press – and anyone who would ask – about the surface of the moon, but he felt most inspired to tell everyone about the amazing electric guitar he had found; that got overshadowed in the media, though.
Until Neil ran into a young guitar named Jimi Hendrix. Jimi was interested in the moon, but wanted to hear more about Neil’s electric guitar.
The rest is history.
Until next time, keep it factual out there!