A real piano bar

And we think it's weird in these parts when birds start falling from the sky.

From a distance, the object at the right in the photo might appear to be a buoy. It is actually a grand piano that sits atop a sand bar in Biscayne Bay near Miami.

Now, the obvious question: How does a 650-pound grand piano, valued at $4,000 high and dry, get perched atop a sand bar?

No one knows. Some speculate it may have been part of a photo shoot gone very wrong. Others have speculated that this was the result of a bitter divorce in which one party took the prized piano of another and dumped it in the bay — a true rhapsody in blue. How? Someone knew a good piano outfit — or maybe there was a really bad piano player attached that we don't know about — a singalong that somehow took on a discordant note.

Unless it presents a danger to wildlife, officials do not intend to move the piano, which has reportedly become a bonus tourist attraction.

"I've been a wildlife officer for 23 years and I've never seen a piano upright in the water," Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Wildlife Agency, told the New York Times.

Bring in a trumpeter swan and a drumfish or two and you have the makings of a decent band.

Of course, the piano probably needs a "tuna-up."

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Rick Fahr 01/27/11 - 08:24 am
Marketing at its best

I'll be interested to see who steps forward to claim the piano and what the purpose of the stunt is/was.

Becky Harris
Becky Harris 01/27/11 - 08:45 am

Thanks for the chuckle, David.

willhuntforfood 01/27/11 - 09:02 am

i saw on GMA this morning that some teenagers put it there. took it out of their grandparents garage and on to their dad's boat. according to the mastermind it was designed to be some sort of attempt at art. he thought it would be cool to have it there with no explanation of how it got there...and then went on tv and told how it got there. havent quite figured that part out. oh well....mystery solved.

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