You mightn’t believe this and I wouldn’t blame you but the first appearance of the mobile phone was in the 1968 film “Planet of the Apes”. Charlton Heston thought the phone was a gun and immediately became its best friend. Coincidentally, this was when Heston first fell in love with guns. Lots of stuff has happened since then and none as significant as the deleted scene where Heston attempts to call his arms dealer and nearly blows his own ear off. Historically as well as culturally, we can trace the evolution of apes and mobile phones from this series of images:


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  1. While mocking Charlton Heston is always fun, my sadness is realizing I’ve owned all of those cell phones.

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