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Is This A Real 1919 Comic Strip That Seemingly Predicted Cell Phones?

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2023
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Claim: A comic first published in 1919 predicted cell phones.

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A comic strip allegedly published in 1919 is often shared on social media due to the work's apparent prescience. The comic, records show, is genuine and stems from a March 5, 1919 edition of the British tabloid The Mirror. It was titled, "The Pocket Telephone: When Will It Ring," and the answer to that question was, according to the illustration, essentially all the time.

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