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Alleged “cell phone” at Charlie Chaplin film premiere proved otherwise

Ryan Mahoney

by: Ryan Mahoney
October 29th, 2010

Sigh. Earlier in the week, a video surfaced that seemed to show a woman talking on a cell phone at a 1928 premiere of Chaplin's film THE CIRCUS.

However, The Christian Science Monitor offers a reasonable explanation for the device: it's a hearing aid, or ear trumpet.

Now I'd like to offer up my own explanation for your consideration. I believe that the woman was in fact, a time traveler. Once people in present day figured out who she was, she simply made the trip back to 1928 and replaced her cell phone with a hearing device that looked like one. It's not exactly rocket science. Now why did she not just go back in time and remove the device from her hand so that in 2010 no one would know about the cell phone, and I wouldn't be writing this news story? That's a damn good question.

If you're reading this, Time-Traveling Lady, could you go back a few years and tell the 2007 version of me to not watch THE BROWN BUNNY? Much appreciated.

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