Earlier this week, we were one of many sites to post a very intriguing video that hit the web. It was from the extras on the DVD of Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film The Circus and showed what many believed to be a woman on a cell phone in 1928. George Clarke, the filmmaker and Simon Pegg lookalike who made the video, surmised the only thing it could be was a time traveler. And while we guessed that probably wasn’t the case, it was fun to discuss nonetheless. The video has since gone viral, getting picked up by major news organizations and more.

The Christian Science Monitor, however, has gone ahead and done actual research about this footage. And while they can’t say for certain, odds are the woman was just holding a primitive hearing aid called an ear trumpet. Check out a photo of an ear trumpet and read more after the jump. Read More »

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On the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future story, it’s fitting that we finally have visual evidence time travel will eventually be possible. Not really of course, but there’s a video going around, mostly thanks to Roger Ebert, of footage from the DVD extras of Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film The Circus, which appears to show a woman walking and talking on a cell phone. Is this person, walking around Hollywood in 1928, a time traveler? Hit the jump for the video and wild discussion. Read More »

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