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Date: 10/28/10 01:31 PM

150 Responses to Time Traveler Found In A Charlie Chaplin Film?

  1. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Link: Time Traveler Found In A Charlie Chaplin Film? - A film maker has found an extra talking on a cell phone in a film made in 1928. What the hell?
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    umm if it was a time traveler how would the phone work being as there are no cell towers in 1920s?
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Probably a logical explanation. A cell phone wouldn`t work in a time with no cell phone towers. Durr.
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    I saw this yesterday and couldn`t stop thinking about it.
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    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Whatever it was, she/he was NOT talking on a cell-phone as we know it. Since you know.... no cell towers.
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    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    lol not the first to think that, but definetely not the last.
  7. Profile photo of ingrateful
    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    there is hope yet

    and the no cell towers? maybe its some new space age technology
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    There are no towers back then. Who was he talking to?

    He was scratching his face.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Blurry black smudge =/= mobile phone.
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    that is quite an odd occurence, it definitely looks as if the man/woman is talking on a cellphone
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    and sure there werent any cell towers back then, but what if this time traveler was just pantamiming a phone conversation just for poos and giggles
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    People knew how to block light away from their eyes back then??? And they can talk at the same time??? MAGIC!
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    Smashking Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    So apparently, to him, he thinks that in the future when we have adequate means of time travel, we have the same cell phones and not HUD or microchips in the brain?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Makes no sense how would you be able to talk on it considering cell phone towers don`t exsist yet.
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    jets4life Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    It`s fun to think of this person as a time traveler, but we all know it isn`t. I think the video is a neat find though.
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    McMatthewL Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Hearing aid
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    For those not wanting all the preamble, skip to 2:35-2:40ish.

    Bah jaysus but the Oirish can talk.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Crap I just said what everyone else said also I remember watching something on time travel on discovery I think and alot of the big brains say time travel would only be possible to go to the future not the past.
  19. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    Why would somebody be using a cell phone when there is no cell networks or towers to receive the signal? It`s a handheld radio and she`s not talking, she`s laughing while chewing something, likely tobacco. Handheld radios existed in 1928, they just didn`t have much range and could only receive signals about a mile away, which is fine since this is filmed in Hollywood, where there would be a signal. If you were going to bring a cell phone to 1928, it wouldn`t be a smart phone, as they depend heavily on the network infrastructure that wouldn`t exist at that time. You`d bring one of those cheap-*ss phones that they give you for free, because you could more easily build your own interface with the phone system of the period.
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    send55 Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    can you hear me now?
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    Unborn_Son Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Possibly some new footage shot in black and white with people dressed up in old clothes that aren`t paying attention to continuity?

    There was a fade-in to a different shot but I`m not sure if that was normal, I`ve never seen the movie.
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    Arsis Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    It`s a siemens hearing device. They were invented in 1924. She`s comparing the volume to her voice, which is why she`s talking.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Hmmm also if you suppose this is a time traveller there is no way that in 1928 there was a net for mobile phone. So also if he have a mobile can`t work and obviously this make you suppose that he is talking with another man with mobile to. Obsereving closer i can`t see anything in his hand.
  24. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    First of all, I want him to shut up. He spent WAY too much time saying very little as an into...

    Second... It`s a time phone, not a cell phone. It calls HQ in another century and doesn`t rely on cell towers.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    ...It`s Martin Mc Fly!!
  26. Profile photo of fuad119
    fuad119 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    The lady wasn`t talking on the phone. She obviously was slapped so hard by the guy that she was holding her cheek. Back in those days it is ok for men to beat up women...
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    cant see a phone in her hand
  28. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Why are so many people hung up on the absence of cell towers? If you accept that time travel might be possible why is a cell phone like device limited to what our current technology can do. Perhaps the old lady is talking to her own time via a time-phone which uses technology radically different to our mobile phones today.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    And don`t come dragging to me with the "signal tower theory"... as long as you stay within 10 miles distance of the flux capacitor and the plutonium level is ok, it should work just fine.

    By the way did anyone actually sit through the entire 8 minutes instead of just skipping to the juicy part...? TLDW...
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    I don`t think it is anything strange at all. I think it is an old lady shielding her mouth and speaking aloud during the filming of a silent movie. Even though the audience would not hear her they would see the lip movement so she is tryng to hide that. It`s a theory.
  31. Profile photo of Smitsi
    Smitsi Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    here is the answer: http://forgetomori.com/2010/fortean/time-traveller-in-charlie-chaplin-movie/


    the only thing that is a bit odd, is that the woman is talking..maybe she was a bit mad... :)
  32. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    he is fixing his glasses! wth
  33. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    She`s shading her eyes from the sun, which is coming in at a very low angle. The position of her fingers is consistent with rheumatoid arthritis. The "phone" is nothing more than the shadow of her hand on her face. I didn`t see anything to indicate she was talking. Occam`s Razor.
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    It doesn`t look like they`re talking on a mobile phone- it looks like they`re holding the ear/hair or something with their mouth agape.
  35. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    the cell phone could be a communicator for the time traveler to talk to his friends in the present time

    "okay my orders are to set fire to the Reichstag, are you sure that wont cause any negative effects in the future?"
  36. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    By God... That person is left handed!
  37. Profile photo of drips
    drips Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Wait, wait. Actual footage of something that isn`t entirely clear or apparent?!? I`m thinking that it`s that damn Loch Ness monster! And I just gave it tree-fiddy two days ago!
  38. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    hearing aid?
  39. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    "Marty!!!.... You aren`t thinking fourth dimensionally!"

    Pshh, Cell phone towers when you have TIME TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY?! Who needs em?


    @Volsunga
    "You`d bring one of those cheap-*ss phones that they give you for free, because you could more easily build your own interface with the phone system of the period."

    That has to be one of the most feeble attempts at sounding smart ever...
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    The fact that this even made news is proof there are some sreious morons out there. I mean, let`s take away the obvious fact that there were no cell phone or communication towers back then. Does anyone honestly think that if someone actually had the seriously advanced technology to time travel that they would still be using cell phones to communicate?

    Not even to mention the fact that if it truly were a time traveler, wouldn`t they have already discovered that they had been discovered in a film and went back through time to intercept the film or undo it entirely? Then we wouldn`t be watching it or discussing it now.

    Shall I go on??
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Clearly in the future, scientists have worked to understand the events from the movie "Frequency" and have issued phones that can be used to converse throughout time to their time travelers, who go about appearing in old movies and paintings.
  42. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    I think she`s picking wax out of her ear and going `oh my, oh my`
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Awww... I submitted this yesterday, i was obviously beaten to it!
  44. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    watching vid at work with no sound. Looks like a guy dressed as a woman. He is hiding his face to make it less obvious. My opinion, for what its worth.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Why would a futuristic time traveler would need a phone device? It`s like the alien abduction bull. Why would an alien who can teleport you to their ship need to stick probes in you? After all we mere primitives on earth have MRI and Cat Scans that can see inside and how the body works. Why does an advanced civilization who can break down your atoms need such primitive tools?
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    123itsme Female 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Who would she be talking to? It`s not like other people had cell phones.It`s not like she could call someone from the future. Was there even the technology for cell phone transmitions?
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    DarthJay Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    So even IF a time traveler was in 1928 with a cell phone...how would they get a signal and who would they talk to?

    Clearly they are on a communicator talking to the mothership.
  48. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    It`s a hearing aid. Looks a lot like a mobile phone and it was first made in 1925. Thats all i know.
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    That_dude Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    YOU`VE CREATED A TIME PARADOX!

    GAME OVER.
  50. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Not sure how to explain. Wish we could go back in time and ask her
  51. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    What a strange little thing to become obsessed about.
  52. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Its probably a motorola startac
  53. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Woo! Shout out to Belfast!
  54. Profile photo of dazedflea
    dazedflea Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    Where would the cell towers be? It looks to me as if the guy has an earache.
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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    "It is not an AM/FM radio, `coz obviously, it`s 1928"

    The guy actually says those words in the video, without a hint of humour.

    Even if the assumption that this person is holding some technological device turned out to be accurate (NB. it is not accurate), at least the technology for transmission and reception of radio waves existed at the time, and had done for 30 years or more.
  56. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    Fair enough it`s mystifying, but lets not get daft over it.
  57. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    A person, scratching his head, while holding his or her gloves. Case close.
  58. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    My only theory, if indeed it is MEANT to be a phone in this shoot, is that Chapman was delivering his personal imagination of how people might one day speak to each other as freely as we do today.

    Perhaps even... Chapman had some knowledge of the shrouded view of technology many of us have come to accept. It is my belief that technology has always been years ahead of what the general public is aware. Maybe Chapman knew this and suspected a concept or theory of radio transmission existing in that day could lead to this result.
  59. Profile photo of IchBinErica
    IchBinErica Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    kinda looks like she`s just playing with her hair...
  60. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    the object looks rectangular to me...and his/her mouth is clearly moving while walking around...

    now on the subject of HOW he got it...if we have the tech to send him/her back in time surely we have the tech to make a cell phone work back then as well?

    it certainly wouldnt surprise me that he could do this if IF HE DID since the gov. doesnt like to tell anyone anything anyway...if he did lets just pray to god he didnt drat anything up in the past to drat up our future anymore than it already is now...
  61. Profile photo of Jotham
    Jotham Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Could be a radio, could be a hearing aid.
    I think this guy`s underestimating the technology of the time.
  62. Profile photo of RoniC
    RoniC Female 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    It`s a Western Electric Model 34A "Audiphone" Carbon Hearing Aid.
  63. Profile photo of joemamma123
    joemamma123 Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Wow, I`m underwhelmed once again.
  64. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    OK the arguments of time travel here should not even be made. Perhaps a more realisitc explanation can be made.

    She (He) is holding something, and obviously talking, BUT.

    Ever seen a torrettes victim? Possibly someone with a case of cerebral palsy? An extra this person may be but it may have also been the product of "Friends of Friends". Maybe a deal or favor was made to have the (theorectical) person with a mental deficiency to walk on camera. Just to give them one wish.

    Could also be a product of poor filming requirments. maybe the person was just sractching their head while holding something, the director shouted out and the person shouted back with (theorectically) is evident by the fact that the person faces the camera while talking. They decided it was too expensive to reshoot so they kept the take.

    Or we can continue argueing about time travel, cell towers, hearing aids and alien anal probes.
  65. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    If she WERE using a cell phone in 1928, WHO was she calling? lolz! She`d need a cell-tower and whatever else to actually make a call eh?

    Also you`d think time travellers would have something better to do than crash movie sets, eh?

    RoniC, provide a linky! even if the page is currently unavailable, eh?
  66. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    C`mon. That person is obviously a friend of The Doctor`s and he`s used the sonic screwdriver on their phone to make it able to call through space and time. Duh.


    And you`re all a bunch of killjoys.
  67. Profile photo of XxCraigxX
    XxCraigxX Male 13-17
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Not really convinced... There`s other explainations
  68. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    vv Great link Smitsi!
    The Fortean Times is 100% win, yet again!
    It`s an ear trumpet folks, she needs it to hear the director yelling "action" and "cut" eh? And the long feet? Wrong aspect ratio, duh!
  69. Profile photo of s8tan
    s8tan Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Ok cut the cr4p here.
    If it was in fact a cell phone, who would he call, since there were no other ppl with phones?
    Secondly if the person did in fact have the technology to send someone back in time, would they still have THAT big a cellphone? Or even a cellphone at all??
  70. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    For that to be a cell/mobile phone there would have to be a cell tower... Probably just some sort of "tape" recorder. I`m not really sure of the technology at the time
  71. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    most people seem to believe it was a hearing aid. if it were time travel you might think they would have gone back and fixed this.
  72. Profile photo of scoomanchoo
    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Here`s a good answer: as the shot fades, it looks like her fingers are actually in her hat not around the mystical "device"... and you only see the person actually say one word... could be bitching about any number of things, who`s never quietly bitched to themselves??
  73. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    One day I`ll go back in time, and when I do, that`ll be me.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    Without getting into the debate over whether this is a time traveler or not, I just wanted to say I really like the way he says "mobile phone". A lot. I listened to him say it 3 times in a row.
  75. Profile photo of scoomanchoo
    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    The person is obviously scratching their head! The fingers come out of the hat when it fades away, not from around a device...
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    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    He must have terrible service.
  77. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    Oh noes. Get back woman, you`ve caused a predestination paradox you lummox.

    Orrrrr it could just be a batty old woman talking into her hand. As you do.

    Im going for the hearing trumpet though.
    also known as a Motorola.
    Both invented around the same time.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    Hmm... it does look odd, as even when she moves her fingers, her hand stays in exactly the same position, exactly like it does when I`m on the phone and scratch my head.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Why would she be using a cell phone though?
  80. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    5Cats link makes much more sense than the whole "using a cellphone" thing

    http://forgetomori.com/2010/fortean/time-traveller-in-charlie-chaplin-movie/
  81. Profile photo of conniep
    conniep Female 50-59
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    October 28, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    i`m wondering who he/she would be talking too. i don`t think the airwaves would time travel.
  82. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    doesn`t look like to me she had anything in her hands either
  83. Profile photo of CCMA_19
    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    at 2:59 you can actually see what looks like a flip phone O_o
  84. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    For argument`s sake, let`s say a time traveler DID go back in time to 1928 with their cell phone. Without cellular towers, they would get no signal whatsoever and therefore couldn`t possibly be talking to anyone.
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    erik918273 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    ok the whole phone thing is stupid there would need to b cell phone towers to have that work. unless the phone can broadcast its own signal or make a signal travel through time
  86. Profile photo of Sistarose
    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    Easy explanation, it is the iluminati, for years they have been hiding technology from the populace, this is just further proof. Like today they hide from up water powered cars and nuclear jet packs.
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    tyler003 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    People believe will convince themselves if they want to believe it To me, it is a man in drag trying to hide his face from the camera, so as to not give away his masculinity. What the man in the vid thinks is a phone is the shadow of his hand.

    Thats what I think.
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Everybody knows that time travelers are invisible.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    "For argument`s sake, let`s say a time traveler DID go back in time to 1928 with their cell phone. Without cellular towers, they would get no signal whatsoever and therefore couldn`t possibly be talking to anyone"

    so in the future when they invent a time machine they can`t event a phone that works anywhere without signal towers?
    i feel if they can manage one they can manage the other
    however i do not believe in the concept of time travelling, so im gonna go ahead and say that i don`t care why there`s a phone in a very old movie, someone else solve this please!
  90. Profile photo of Eroneus
    Eroneus Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    He`s obviously holding his hat. This is a retarded let down :(
  91. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Has anyone mentioned the lack of cell phone towers yet? Because I feel like I need to. Didn`t read any of the comments though. Just gonna talk about cell towers. There weren`t any! LOLZ!
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    tiger50 Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Maybe the person was just coming from the dentist with an ice pack. Or maybe it`s just shopped.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    I believe he/she is holding a dark colored handkerchief to the side of their face. Why ?, I don`t know. But it obviously could not be a cellphone because there were no cellphone towers around at the time.

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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    Black and white films scare the hell out of me for some reason.
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    mentott510 Male 60-69
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    October 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Problem solved. Google "Ear Wax Museum" It will take you to a page on the history of hearing devices (Hearing Center Online). Look at the second illustration down from the top of the page. The woman is using a bell resonator style of ear trumpet. They have the short, flattened shape that would cause her hand to look as though it was holding a cell phone.
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    viper2003923 Male 18-29
    9 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    I agree with Eroneus, He`s holding his hat. theres no visible part of a phone anywhere in his hand, because, as any cellphone owner knows, when you hold a cellphone to talk into it, theres always a bit sticking out of both the top and the bottom.
  97. Profile photo of logandaninja
    logandaninja Male 13-17
    227 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    well those of you saying there are no cell phone towers don`t you think if they can make a time traveling machine they can make phones that can send and receive wave through time also
  98. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    I think this is some cell phone companies publicity stunt. It`s probably not even old, but I could be wrong.
  99. Profile photo of Exsilium
    Exsilium Male 18-29
    134 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    So he traveled back in time to use a cell phone that won`t work...
  100. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    no, i don`t see the cell phone at all
  101. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Looks like a `film grain match and comp` test. The entire thing looks software comp`d, having different objects of like brightness begin dissolve at different frames.

    The character appears to dissolve before the character in the whitish hat walks through frame.

    I think it could be a gag to sell DVD sets or may just be an anomaly having to do with the techniques in restoring a 90 year old movie containing someone with a carbon hearing aid walking through a location and ruining a shot.
  102. Profile photo of CrzyWhtGrl
    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    So funny that we are so used to people doing this that we atomatically think cell phone. Could be any number of things...didn`t really look as if the person was holding anything. Maybe that person is just taking cues from someone and couldn`t remember where to stop, so they turned to ask.
  103. Profile photo of fattpill
    fattpill Male 30-39
    255 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    0_0
  104. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Yes...a time traveler...who set up a complex satellite relay network so he can phone...nobody.


    Damn this is stupid.
  105. Profile photo of plahblah
    plahblah Female 18-29
    151 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    It looks like she`s just trying to cover her face with something. How disappointing. Hell, she could just be some random crazy lady speaking into a piece of wood baha. I`ve seen plenty of crazy people speaking to/into inanimate objects.
  106. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    October 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    Wait...if this happened in the past, because of time travelers from the future, then this means they already knew about it and likely would have resolved the issue unless a serious issue develop.

    Which means only one thing...multiverse travel is possible...
  107. Profile photo of joosen52
    joosen52 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 12:11 am
    even if it were a cell phone, there were no cell phone towers in the 1920`s, so how would she even be able to proprerly use the phone?
  108. Profile photo of smort
    smort Male 18-29
    127 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 12:20 am
    earache/toothache, perhaps with a compress applied to alleviate the pain? (though as a time traveller, she/he probably used one of those microwaveable ones...)
  109. Profile photo of DOR
    DOR Male 50-59
    93 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 12:23 am
    So, um, who is she talking to?
  110. Profile photo of smort
    smort Male 18-29
    127 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 12:27 am
    DOR, she`s mouthing owowowow ;) - but seriously, earaches are no laughing matter...
  111. Profile photo of tstyblucryns
    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
    496 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 12:48 am
    Oh.My.God. That guy is a douche.
  112. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 1:22 am
    Saw this earlier today, like joosen said, no towers no service. And he`s wrong about her knuckle placement. Her middle finger and pointer finger are at almost a 90 degree difference than the others, almost as if holding a compress as smort said.
  113. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 1:26 am
    He says: "obviously it is not an AM/FM radio because it is 1928" hahaha So it can only be a time traveler. So this guy is a troll.
  114. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 2:44 am
    Or she didn`t want to be filmed. This isn`t part of the movie, it`s part of the opening night...so it would seem. So she might have been walking by, and put her hand up, and eventually looked to the side to see the camera.

    If ti was a traveller from the future....why fake a cell phone call to be on a charlie chaplin DVD extra feature while you can possibly become a billionaire with the ability to predict trends and techs for the next 50 years.
  115. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 4:58 am
    Guys, if it was someone with access to technology so advanced that it allows time travel, do you think a lack of phone towers would stand in their way? It`s a mobile phone from the future, it probably sends the signal through wormholes or some crap.
  116. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 6:13 am
    It`s Doctor Who in drag!
  117. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 7:00 am
    Drags on....

    The actual footage plays at 2:43
  118. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 7:15 am
    I didn`t see a DeLorean. Makes it hard to believe.
  119. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 7:59 am
    1.21 gigawatts
  120. Profile photo of reconjsh1
    reconjsh1 Male 30-39
    30 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 8:10 am
    It HAS to be a time-traveling cell phone user... not some old extra shielding her cheeks with her collar on a cold day.
  121. Profile photo of rebetikas
    rebetikas Male 30-39
    213 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 8:31 am
    Looks like some old woman was conscious of the camera and was simply hiding her face, she then turned and said something like "Stop filming me" to the camera man.
  122. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 8:56 am
    How about a transister radio? Did they have those back then?
  123. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 8:58 am
    Well- she looks as though she is either holding a hearing aid or her hat! Certainly not a bloody phone.
  124. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Here`s The BEst Answer: Fortean Times!
    I got the link from @Smitsi on the second page :)
  125. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 10:53 am
    time travelz are imposterable! itz were aleins of course!
  126. Profile photo of startech
    startech Male 30-39
    235 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 11:47 am
    How could a time traveller be using a cell phone when there are no cell towers?
  127. Profile photo of Kanchan
    Kanchan Male 13-17
    76 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 11:57 am
    I support the hiding her face from the camera theory.
  128. Profile photo of zakmetmoesNL
    zakmetmoesNL Male 13-17
    1 post
    October 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    its the goverment who has got far ahead in technology.
    the reason why not to introduce a mobile cellphone as we know it, is for commercial reasons.
    they make money every year with us buying the best of the year. if we could buy a mobile cellphone back then, we wouldn`t buy the best of the best because there is nothing new to put in them.
  129. Profile photo of Lolwhat
    Lolwhat Male 18-29
    3 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    It`s a hearing aid built in 1924 by Siemens.
    http://hearing.siemens.com/ sg/10-about-us/01-our-history/ milestones.jsp?year=1924
    Mystery solved.
  130. Profile photo of queenofleon
    queenofleon Female 18-29
    56 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    SO THIS LADY CAN GET A SIGNAL IN 1928 AND I CANT EVEN GET ONE IN MY F-ING LIVING ROOM ?
  131. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Damnit, 6 pages of comments and on the 6th page, batmanners makes my point:

    Ignoring the many other good reasons why this can`t be a time traveler, would someone from the future, who can clearly see the cameras, walk past them using an obviously futuristic object?
  132. Profile photo of pajogu
    pajogu Male 18-29
    113 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    There were no satelites that would carry a cell phone signal the first sattilite was launched on October 4, 1957. I think it is a portable radio it was very common back than and scence speakers that small sucked he/she is holding it to there ear, and probibly listening to sports and comenting on it. when i watch football even if i am alone i still yell stuff out(american football btw) soccer sucks ass.
  133. Profile photo of Jackson13W
    Jackson13W Male 30-39
    155 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    IF a cell toting time-traveller: who the F**K is she talking to?
  134. Profile photo of healbadbad
    healbadbad Male 13-17
    7 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    We have to at least develop warp travel before we can time travel.... I think we would find a way to send waves through a wormhole or something similar, because more and more things are becoming wireleless. Since the amount of wireless technology is constantly increasing, i think some time in the future when we are overpopulated, we will have to find a way to transmit waves like that, because there will be a ton of interference by everyone else`s devices. Just my theory, it might be completely wrong/idiotic.
  135. Profile photo of KPres
    KPres Male 30-39
    309 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    There weren`t any cell towers in 1928.
  136. Profile photo of MichiPenny
    MichiPenny Female 18-29
    51 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    At 5:09 her fingers kinda open a little... wouldnt the "cellphone" fall out? I think she was just shading herself from the light :l
  137. Profile photo of taxicab2004
    taxicab2004 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    October 29, 2010 at 11:54 pm
    honestly if the person was really a time traveler im pretty sure she would have a much more advanced cell phone that didn`t need any kind of signal or anything. Think about it... this could be 100s of years from now.. im sure they`ll find a different way to transmit sound by then.
  138. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 4:39 am
    what, no bluetooth?
  139. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Who the hell holds a phone like that??

    And why does he keep saying it`s unexplainable.
    there`s nothing weird/special about this clip!
  140. Profile photo of pugsley
    pugsley Male 18-29
    21 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 7:31 am
    LOL exactly. Where are the cell towers... and who the hell would that person be talking to anyway? Using a phone from the future would require supporting transmitters and receivers. A phone cant exist standalone.
  141. Profile photo of Clatterclaws
    Clatterclaws Male 13-17
    74 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 9:09 am
    He`s very clearly not holding anything. It seems he`s just got his hand up to his face and is talking to someone either off camera or to himself. It could even be that he knows they`re filming and doesn`t want to appear, so he covered his face and was telling the camera person not to film him.
  142. Profile photo of 70challenger
    70challenger Female 18-29
    171 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    O.O
  143. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Occam`s razor kiddies.

    Not saying time travel is impossible, because it is possible. Parallel World Theory, multiple dimensions, etc. It is possible, but it`s not probable that we are seeing one right now.
  144. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    more importantly if he is a time traveller who the hell is he ringing?
  145. Profile photo of eKarnage
    eKarnage Male 18-29
    21 posts
    October 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    This actually made BBC news... I find that more perplexing. This is drating dumb
  146. Profile photo of Dylanhepp
    Dylanhepp Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    Wow he isn`t even holding any thing i can tell exactly what he is doing, he is scratching his head right above his ear with his forefinger, and middle finger while his ring finger, pinky, and thumb are curled in towards his palm
  147. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
    260 posts
    November 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Kalimata, time travel IS impossible. Time is not a real thing, it`s a word. You can`t travel back or forward on something that is non-existant.
  148. Profile photo of Bacir
    Bacir Male 18-29
    13 posts
    November 4, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    Time isn`t just a word, in astrophysics it even has it`s own dimension. It is also relative, and traveling forward is most definitely possible. Speed and gravity both influence the passage of time dramatically. Traveling backwards though is a whole different ball game.
  149. Profile photo of Slicktorino
    Slicktorino Male 18-29
    87 posts
    November 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    It looks like the receiver from a french phone with no wire attached. I think she was just trying to be funny, like "haha, a phone with no wires. What a silly and impossible concept!"

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