World's First Cellphone Spotted in Charlie Chaplain Movie? Videos for Engineers
For the last few months, a clip from the Charlie
Chaplain movie "'The Circus," filmed in 1928, has been somewhat viral within the
techie world because it includes a short segment where there appears to be a strolling
woman talking on a cellphone. Of course, that cannot be what she is doing, can it?
It sure does appear like she's talking on a phone. Only a very few explanations
are possible. 1: She is a space alien amongst the human population. 2: She is merely
an early adopter of oblivion-like behavior. 3: (and this is the most likely) She
is part of a vast government conspiracy that has had advanced technology for decades
and unintentionally walked into a movie shoot, thereby exposing the devious scheme.
I will be filing a Freedom of Information Act request later today.
is 20 seconds into the film.
This archive links to the many video and audio files
been featured on RF Cafe.
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while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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