An international conference was held to decide what the most annoying musical instrument was.
After intense debate, a shortlist of instruments was created, consisting of the bagpipes, didgeridoo, and vuvuzela, but before a vote was held it was decided that the exact origin of each instrument had to be accounted accounted for beyond any doubt.
The didgeridoo’s origin was easily proven, having a proud history stretching back to when aborigines first arrived in Australia.
The origins of the vuvuzela were also easily proven, being derived from traditional African instruments created from Kudu horns.
The bagpipes, while undeniably Scottish, proved more difficult to discover the origin of. No one could track them to a specific person or region, delaying the convention for several days.
Until finally, the Irish delegates spoke up.
“The bagpipes are of Irish origin. They were created by Patrick Moore of County Louth. He then gave them to the Scots as a joke, but they never got the joke!”