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Friday, January 01, 2010

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was also the target of the first federal wiretap.

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- Alexander Graham Bell

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  • eboblue responds:
    Here is just one of millions of accepted "facts" that corrupt educational information. Over 90% of text books that are used to teach in schools are based on false information. One this one, the TRUTH is that Alexander Graham Bell was NOT the inventor of the telephone. He was just graced with that title and the information was accepted as fact. The TRUTH is that there were several scientists and inventors that were working on the same device at the same time. It's usually whoever gets to the patent office first that gets the title of inventor. The TRUTH is that Nickolai Tesla invented the device known as the telephone when he was just a teenager and fully developed it in his 30's. Maxwell, another brillian scientist was smart and published his findings, therefore getting credit for it'd discovery. By the Tesla's 40's, he had gone far beyond that simple device and created what we now know as the cell phone. Certain individuals worked against Tesla concerning many of his ideas and inventions for most of his life. Probably because he was born in a country that was not popular or in vogue for scientists. I accessed government and private records. I found that Tesla offered a publication long before Maxwell, but was not accepted. Tesla also applied for patent the device known as the telephone, several years before Bell even thought about it. Tesla also tried to patent a device that is very similar to the modern cell phone. The patent was never given to Tesla. Yet, several credible sources and witnesses gave testimony that Tesla did indeed invent the "telephone" long before anyone else. One hard documented source was one of Tesla's best friends; Samuel Langhome Clemens, also known as Mark Twain. Clemens was present and witness at the first test of the device, long before Alexander Bell was noted as the inventor.
    If "Factropolis" presents such information as "facts", how can we trust anything else they offer?

    By Blogger ebo, at May 12, 2008 3:23 PM  

  • Tesla invented the cell phone? Is that like Gore inventing the internet? Amazing...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 13, 2008 8:14 AM  

  • Calm down, ebo...it pretty much says in the disclaimer to this website that most (if not all) of the stuff on this website is utter crap. I don't think a reasonably intelligent person would take any of this as the truth.

    I'm not saying I believe your version either, but there's no point in getting all bent out of shape about the stupid stuff this website posts.

    Speaking of which, Kahne, Al Gore never said "I invented the Internet".


    That's one of MANY urban legends that needs to die.

    By Anonymous What the Bell?, at May 18, 2008 12:00 AM  

  • What the Bell...I like that name, and your comments.

    Maybe ole Al didn't saaaay it in exactly those words, but he sure got credited for it...sooo, there ya go, the legend lives.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 19, 2008 7:08 PM  

  • I heard that actually a guy named "Phillip Reis" (Austrian, maybe?) Invented the telephone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 03, 2010 9:46 PM  

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