TIL Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) built a speaking machine out of bellows and leather lips that could generate sounds similar to ‘ma’ and ‘pa’ in a failed bid to win a bet with Matthew Boulton that he could build a machine to speak the lord’s prayer

Read more: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects2004/wallis/a%20fool%20you%20know.htm

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