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Video appearing to show 1928 cell phone goes viral

 

NEW YORK — Charlie Chaplin’s status as an extraordinary talent was already known. A new Web video would have him be a visionary, too.

A video from a bonus feature of the DVD to Chaplin’s 1928 film "The Circus" shows a woman talking into something she’s holding up to her ear.

It appears to be a mobile phone, although they weren’t invented until the 1970s. It’s likely the actor is holding a hearing aid, but that hasn’t stopped the video from amassing more than two million views on YouTube.

The clip was discovered and uploaded by Irish filmmaker George Clarke. He claimed the person is a time traveler and that "you just can’t explain it."

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