These are a couple videos of Leonardo Da Vinci's (previously only conceptual) Viola Organista being played in real life. The instrument was built by Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki from a drawing Da Vinci made almost 500 years ago. 500 years ago -- can you even imagine that? Most of us weren't even born then. "None of us were born by then." Ha, you think witches and wizards don't read Geekologie? I know at lease one old sorcerer who uses Geekologie as his homepage. Makes him feel younger. "You stole my owl." SHUT YOUR FACE, ARCHIBALD.
Hit the jump for a brief news report, and a long video of the thing being played.
Thanks to Broseph, who's convinced Da Vinci was a time traveler. Or at least a dream walker.