Last month we went to a concert by Gageng旮亙, an Amis music group dedicated to transmitting their culture, music, morals, and traditions to the next generation and to the general public. (the Amis are an aborigine tribe on the eastern coast of Taiwan; with 140,000 people, they are the most populous of Taiwan's tribes)
少多宜 Sawtoyi, the troupe leader, and other performers played on the 鼻笛 nose flute. The nose flute, usually associated with the Paiwan 排灣 tribe, is a double bamboo flute played with the nostrils, producing delightful music.
After the concert, we proved conclusively that Western noses do not fit onto the nose flute. I puffed and snorted and wheezed, but could not produce a single note. Sawtoyi passed the flute around, and every single person there effortlessly blew into the flute and made pleasant tones. The inescapable truth is that Western nostrils protrude too far.