Listen to the Only Known Recording of the Inventor of the Telephone

Long before phones went wireless, turned small enough to fit in your pocket, and became "smart," Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, pieced together the very first telephone in 1876. Now, more than a century after he invented the telephone, we know what Bell's voice sounded like. Researchers found early audio recordings in the Smithsonian, which were packed away for more than a century until new technology came along that allowed them to be played.

So, what did he say in the recordings? One simple command: "Hear my voice... Alexander Graham Bell."

It's as if he planned it out all along.

[via Huffington Post]

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