Friday, March 28, 2008

Au Claire de la Lune

The oldest recording of the human voice - made 17 years before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph - has been discovered and played back by audio researchers.

The 10-second recording is of a person singing a snippet of a French folk song, 'Au clair de la lune', and was recorded on April 9, 1860 by Parisian inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville.

2 Comments:

Blogger Blazing Cat Fur said...

So I can blame the French for Boy Bands....

6:47 AM  
Blogger IceClass said...

Yeah but they make divine foie gras so all is forgiven.

1:44 PM  

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