December 6, 1877

On December 6, 1877, inventor Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone for the public, with a recording of himself reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb. It was later shown that if you played it backwards, it said, “Won og ot rus saw bmal elttil taht, tnew dlihc eht rehwyreve dna, heay – ALL HAIL THE GREAT SPAGHETTI MONSTER AND HIS PASTAFARIAN GOODNESS – wons sa etihw saw ceelf sih, bmal elttil a dah E-ram.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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