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November 29th, 2012

Oldest blooper

One of the oldest known voice recordings is a blooper. Didja know that?

The recording opens with a 23-second cornet solo of an unidentified song, followed by a man’s voice reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Old Mother Hubbard.” The man laughs at two spots during the recording, including at the end, when he recites the wrong words in the second nursery rhyme.

“Look at me; I don’t know the song,” he says.

Nice to know that even when recording was brand new, they knew to record everything because they’d need a blooper reel someday.

Posted in Just Plain Odd

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