January 27, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television. The Welsh asked if this “television” would be able to show pictures of sheep ‘grazing’, and Mr. Baird told them that for a nominal surcharge, they could get all the television pictures of sheep ‘grazing’ that their wives would allow them watch.

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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