Before I found out who are the leading artists that play zildjian cymbals I stumbled onto some very interesting facts about it in Wikipedia and a few other places on the web. I was surprised to read that zildjian cymbals were founded by an alchemist in Istanbul! If you are curious to know what other interesting facts are, do a search in Wikipedia.
I accompanied a friend to a music shop yesterday. The shop owner was a very old man who once played cymbals and worked under a famous music director. Without bothering to ask us what we wanted, he went on a talking spree reminiscing about his golden days as a musician.
Though he took up our precious time, we enjoyed his recount and learnt quite a bit about cymbals and drums. When I told him about I read about zildjian cymbals, he appreciated my pre-shopping knowledge.