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A Shaky Sound That Has Survived 148 Years

It’s not much, really, to listen to, but fascinating — a voice from farther back than you’ve ever heard.

Do you want to hear a tiny little bit of 1860?

It’s not much, really, to listen to, but fascinating — a voice from farther back than you’ve ever heard.

The International Herald-Tribune reports researchers say they have unearthed a “phonautogram” recording of the human voice that predates Thomas Edison’s phonograph by nearly two decades. The site has the clip too.

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