‘Ring, Ring!’ These Kids Have Some Interesting Facts About the Invention of the Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell invented the first flip phone, or something like that. Watch as kids retell the hilarious sort-of history of "can you hear me now?"

‘Ring, Ring!’ These Kids Have Some Interesting Facts About the Invention of the Telephone

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Alexander Graham Bell invented the first flip phone, or something like that. Watch as kids retell the hilarious sort-of history of "can you hear me now?"


Your phone’s ringing and Totally Accurate History is calling! On this episode, we are learning all about the invention of the telephone from our favorite kid historians who definitely have all of their facts straight.

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The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. However, did you know that “he started off with a banana?” We didn’t think so. There’s more where that came from!

His assistant’s name was either “Thomas Watson,” or “Thomas Watkins.” Definitely one of those two. “They call him Tommy,” one of the kids explains, because Thomas Watson-or-Watkins is too hard to say.

Inventing the telephone might sound like an incredibly challenging task, but according to these kids, it really wasn’t too complicated: “He took some electricity in some string”…”and connection.”

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You may be surprised to know that “the first phone didn’t have internet, which is crazy!” Whether or not it was a flip phone is still up for debate. What was the first conversation exchanged over the newly invented telephone? Watch the video above to find out!


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