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Oldest Recorded Voice

(3)A 10-second audio clip(1) of a woman singing "Au Clair de la Lune" has been played for the first time in 150 years. The short song was made in 1860 (17 years before Edison) using a 'phonautograph,' a device which could record but not play music. Phonautograph recordings were created by etching representations of sound waves into soot-covered paper. More at BBC News(2).

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_7310000/newsid_7318200?redirect=7318205.stm&news=1&nbram=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1&asb=1
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7318180.stm
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7318180.stm

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