Saturday, July 16, 2011

The World's first talking Doll -- 123 years ago

You may have heard of this but, if not, it is pretty amazing.

Seems that Edison, yes, the same Thomas Edison who invented the lightbulb and many other things, also worked on an unusual project ---

What was that project? you ask.

Well, he made a talking doll!

A talking doll?  Yes, the world's first talking doll.

He did this about 123 years ago. 

The dolls never seemed to be a big seller and as far as I know, none of the dolls remain.  But the sound track has been found!

To read more about this amazing feat, to see pictures of the recording device, and to hear the audio of the talking doll, HERE'S THE LINK

And if you would like to know more about Thomas Edison, HERE'S A LINK