TIL Music is a ‘Cultural Universal’, which means it is a thing that is common to all known human cultures worldwide. These include: Personal Names, Sexual Jealousy, Proverbs, and Incest Prevention or Avoidance.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_universal

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  1. I found it fascinating that apparently the spear, as in the weapon, has existed in every culture worldwide. I would have thought that impossible for those isolated people like those in the Amazon.

  2. For some reason, the idea that every known culture has developed music feels oddly wholesome to me. The idea that even at our most undeveloped or advanced we all found appeal in the rhythm or beat of certain tones.

  3. I’m surprised they said Personal Names and not things like idioms, which a lot of times come from proverbs. I guess language isn’t a cultural universal? I need to look into this more!

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