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'Time Traveler' Likely Using Hearing Aid

Rumors of cell-phone use in 1928 film off-base, say experts

(Newser) - A clip of what appears to be a woman chatting on a cell phone—in 1928—has made waves across the Internet, but experts say she’s probably just using a hearing aid. The filmmaker who presented the clip ruled out such a device because of its shape, but... More »

Time Traveler Spotted in 1928 Film?

George Clarke thinks he's spotted a woman on a cell phone

(Newser) - Just in time for Halloween, a Belfast man has posted a video on YouTube with a somewhat spooky claim. A Charlie Chaplin fan, George Clarke has spent more than a year studying a scene from the 1928 film The Circus—convinced it shows a woman holding a cell phone to... More »

All-Time Best TV and Movie Drunks

Norm, Frank the Tank make the list

(Newser) - Everyone likes a funny drunk, right? Barstools lists the most lovable movie and TV boozehounds of all time:
  • Who comes to mind first? Norm Peterson from Cheers, of course. "The crowd shouted 'Norm' every time he walked through the door to belly up to the bar."
  • Will and
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