Monday, July 20, 2009

Sad Trivia

Through analyzing Beethoven’s hair, historian Russell Martin concluded, "His deafness, illness, and death were almost certainly the result of lead poisoning. Martin further speculates that this may have resulted from lead pencils—on which Ludwig was munching while composing music.

2 comments:

miss alaineus said...

didn't their hair powder (to make those fab white pompadours) also contain lead?

fascinating!


xxalainaxx

Howard said...

amazing fact.