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A scientist at the University of Arizona is attempting to build a phone that will allow you to call and text the dead! As unbelievable as it may sound, Dr Gary Schwartz is inventing what he calls the ‘Soulphone’ and claims it will be fully working as soon as this year!
He is not the first inventor to try and build such a device. The pioneer of the light bulb, Thomas Edison also attempted to develop a ‘Spirit Phone’ but died before he could complete his work in 1931.
The famous eccentric electrical genius, Nicola Tesla, also built a ‘Spirit Radio.’ Although neither were successful, Dr Schwartz is confident his device will be. Working with the latest technology, his experiments have been independently validated under controlled conditions at other laboratories.
As if that wasn’t wow enough, his non-profit Soulphone Foundation is also working on soul video to allow Skype calls! The long-term aim is to create an app on your smart phone, so you can speed dial the dead! Which, of course, begs the question, who you gonna call...?
CALLING THE AFTERLIFE
An ancient horse has been discovered just outside Pompeii, the Roman town that was famously buried under mounds of ash, killing around 30,000 people, when Vesuvius erupted in AD79.
The horse died in its stable during the eruption – and left a horse-shaped dent in the ground that was so well-preserved that researchers were able to inject liquid plaster into it and ‘reinflate’ the horse. It now looks like a statue of a horse lying on its side!
It was found near an iron harness, suggesting the animal was valuable and well-looked after. Archeologists think it may have been bred to take part in the circus games and races that were popular with the Roman people.