A Cell phone in Your Mouth -- No Tooth to That!

Back in 2002, the world was getting ready to make phone calls and listen to music through a wireless device implanted in a tooth. But the invention was about as real as Washington's teeth.

April 11, 2006

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Do you remember 2002? The Angels beat the Giants in the World Series. Mozilla 1.0 debuted. Star Wars fans saw Clones Attack. And two British engineers were close to debuting a cell phone embedded within a tooth. The hype became so feverish that the product-to-be landed on Time Magazine's 2002 Best Inventions list.

The problem? The molar mobile phone was a fake, conjured up by designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau. What started out as a graduate-school project for the Royal College of Art quickly escalated into a media hoax -- nudged, admitedly by Auger and Loizeau, but rocketed by rabid reporters and internet misinformation.

Check out Wired for the rest of this interesting story.

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