This Is Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice

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Clear-as-a-Bell-Alexander-Graham-Bell-2This image above might look like a broken CD, but it’s actually something much cooler. The 127-year-old wax-and-cardboard disc contains the only known recording of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. (Click here for more about the famed inventor.)

Thanks to hard-working researchers, high-resolution optical scans and one powerful computer, we now know what one of world’s most famous innovators sounded like.

Listen to the recording below.

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Responses to “This Is Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice”

  1. What?
    August 23, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Great- and funny. :) Oh- starting today, I won’t be seeing you guys that much because I’ll mostly be playing a game called Sim City 4, or what Wise Guy calls “THE BEST COMPUTER GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, which will take up most of my computer time, so bye. ;)

    • Hmm?
      August 24, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      What?

    • ninjapies44
      September 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      WHYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!1
      :(

    • Turdy McPooball
      September 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      finally

      • What?
        October 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

        But now I’m back!!! ;)

  2. GLaDOS
    August 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    wow

  3. purple bird
    August 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    This guy is really enthusiastic about counting—”one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred, seven hundred, eight hundred, nine hundred… one thousand!” Peechtival!

  4. me
    August 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    amazing!

  5. Farkle Robey
    August 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    You can’t really hear him. But that is pretty cool!

  6. challenger
    August 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to be an inventor so thats pretty cool!

  7. Scout Mom
    August 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I know w/all the technology we have these days, this seems like no big deal to kids. I find it extremely fascinating. The fact that you can hear A.G.Bell during an experiment over a 100 years ago?!
    Where would we be without our amazing inventors?!

    LOVE THIS!

  8. Anonymous
    August 30, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwweeeeeeessssssssoooooommmmmmmeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. hillbillyboy
    August 31, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    this is honestly one of the coolest things ever!

    • abela
      September 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

      hey whant to be me frend

  10. The Doctor
    September 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I actually saw this happen, so it’s cool that people have finally been able to hear him!!!! Oh, and by the way, I have the original copy.

  11. gio167
    September 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    cool hard to hear him though

  12. Gresh
    September 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    It’s hard to know what he’s saying but It’s still pretty cool. Now the world can her his voice for once.

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