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800 year old Mobile Phone

#1  Postby Alan B » Jan 01, 2016 10:19 am

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If you came across an 800-year-old mobile phone fossil you might wonder whether intelligent aliens visited us in the past, or somebody today managed to solve the challenge of time travel. But as far as historians are concerned, mobile phones, which started coming onto the market in the 1980s, definitely did not exist in the 13th century.

Technically, it is not a fossil, because it is not preserved in petrified form (in stone).

A YouTube video has emerged which claims to show an 800-year old artefact that looks just like a modern mobile phone.

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Ah, so that's where it went...
[/time travelling mode]

If someone here has knowledge of cuneiform...?
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#2  Postby mattthomas » Jan 01, 2016 10:23 am

Agh... a youtube video. That amazing source of scientific information.
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#3  Postby Alan B » Jan 01, 2016 11:15 am

Yeah. Another example of crappy fakery.

The glove is not even latex for a start, let alone the 'phone'...
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#4  Postby BlackBart » Jan 01, 2016 11:59 am

Just about due for an upgrade then. :coffee:
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#5  Postby Briton » Jan 01, 2016 12:10 pm

So these intelligent aliens had the technology to traverse interstellar space but they had 1980's type mobiles?
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#6  Postby Alan B » Jan 01, 2016 12:40 pm

Briton wrote:So these intelligent aliens had the technology to traverse interstellar space but they had 1980's type mobiles?

Oh, do stop nitpicking! :naughty:

:lol:
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#7  Postby John Platko » Jan 01, 2016 3:10 pm

Alan B wrote:
Briton wrote:So these intelligent aliens had the technology to traverse interstellar space but they had 1980's type mobiles?

Oh, do stop nitpicking! :naughty:

:lol:


It looks more like 1990's type mobiles to me.
I like to imagine ...
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#8  Postby NineBerry » Jan 01, 2016 3:29 pm

It's a piece of art by Austrian artist "Pe­ter Moos­gaard". You can see more of his art at http://cargoclub.tumblr.com/

Some info on background (In German): http://www.artfoundation.at/supercargo
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#9  Postby Onyx8 » Jan 01, 2016 5:32 pm

Yeah, because so many people were writing in cuneiform 800 years ago.
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#10  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jan 06, 2016 2:44 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Yeah, because so many people were writing in cuneiform 800 years ago.

:this: was my first thought. The cuneiform is a bigger anachronism than the phone.
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#11  Postby Alan B » Jan 06, 2016 7:48 pm

But, what does the cuneiform say?
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#12  Postby Ironclad » Jan 06, 2016 7:55 pm

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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#13  Postby Alan B » Jan 06, 2016 8:15 pm

Ironclad wrote:"I've left you for another caveman, and I'm taking all the DVDs"

It does? Wow!
Proof that it is the 'Real Thing'!
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#14  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jan 06, 2016 8:38 pm

Alan B wrote:But, what does the cuneiform say?

Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#15  Postby JaniceInToronto » Jan 06, 2016 9:43 pm

Damn! I was wondering where I left it. Too late now, I already threw away the charger.

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Re: 800 year old Mobile Phone

#16  Postby Alan C » Jan 16, 2016 8:41 am

Alan B wrote:But, what does the cuneiform say?


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