Monday, January 7, 2013

The Sneeze That Changed the World

118 years ago today, in West Orange, New Jersey, a man named Fred Ott took a pinch of snuff and sneezed a sneeze unlike all other sneezes, for Fred Ott sneezed in the presence of a man named Thomas Edison, who was trying out his newfangled invention, the motion picture camera.  This was one of the world's first motion film tests, which must have been mind blowing in its day.

Just a bit of historical perspective as you go about your day, making motion pictures from your phones and uploading them instantly to a world-wide audience.  

Gesundheit, Fred!


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