invention of telephone


“The Monks have been with us from the beginning. They shepherded humanity through its formative years, gently guiding and encouraging, like a parent clapping their hands at a baby’s first steps. They have been instrumental in all the advances of culture and technology. They watched proudly as man invented the light bulb, the telephone and the internet.

They were even there to welcome the first man on the moon. And they have defended us too. Who can forget the time the Monks defeated the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Weeping Angels? Two species, sharing a history as happily as they share a planet, humanity and the Monks are a blissful and perfect partnership.

So relax, do as you’re told. Your future is taken care of.”


16th November The Doctor Falls (10.12)

17th November World Enough and Time (10.11)

18th November  The Eaters of Light (10.10)

19th November  The Empress of Mars (10.09)

20th November The Lie of the Land (10.08)

21st November  The Pyramid at the End of the World (10.07)

22nd November Extremis (10.06)

23rd November  Oxygen (10.05)

24th November  Knock Knock (10.04)

25th November Thin Ice (10.03)

26th November  Smile (10.02)

27th November  The Pilot (10.01)

28th November  The Return of Doctor Mysterio (10.0)

29th November  The Husbands of River Song (9.0)

30th November  Hell Bent (9.12)

1st December  Heaven Sent (9.11)

2nd December  Face the Raven (9.10)

3rd December  Sleep No More (9.09)

4th December  The Zygon Inversion (9.08)

5th December The Zygon Invasion (9.07)

6th December The Woman Who Lived (9.06)

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8th December Before the Flood (9.04)

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11th December The Magician’s Apprentice (9.01)

12th December  Last Christmas (9.0)

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15th December  In the Forest of the Night (8.10)

16th December Flatline (8.09)

17th December Mummy on the Orient Express (8.08)

18th December Kill the Moon (8.07)

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20th December Time Heist (8.05)

21st December Listen (8.04)

22nd December Robot of Sherwood (8.03)

23rd December Into the Dalek (8.02)

24th December Deep Breath (8.01)

Dr. Tesla Discussing The Ether Space Wave Theory

“It was evident to me that wireless transmission of energy, if it could ever be accomplished, is not an invention; it is an art. Bell’s telephone, Edison’s phonograph, or my induction motor were inventions, but the wireless transmission of energy is an art that requires a great many inventions in combination.

“We are living on a planet that is rushing through space; this planet is partly conducting and partly insulating. If it were all conducting, or if it were all insulating, we could not transmit energy without wire. It is only because it is partly conducting and partly insulating that a glorious future for man is reserved through the application of this art.”

–Nikola Tesla

(From a pre-hearing interview with Nikola Tesla and his legal counsel in 1916 to protect his radio patents from the Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Company.)

[Fig. 1]:
“We are living on a planet of well-nigh inconceivable dimensions, surrounded by a layer of insulating air above which is a rarefied and conducting atmosphere. This is providential, for if all the air were conducting the transmission of electrical energy thru the natural media would be impossible.” –NT

[Fig. 2]:
“My early experiments have shown that currents of high frequency and great tension readily pass thru an atmosphere but moderately rarefied, so that the insulating stratum is reduced to a small thickness as will be evident by inspection of [Fig. 2], in which a part of the earth and its gaseous envelope is shown to scale. If the radius of the sphere is 12½”, then the non-conducting layer is only 1/64″ thick and it will be obvious that the Hertzian rays cannot traverse so thin a crack between two conducting surfaces for any considerable distance, without being absorbed.” –NT

“Famous Scientific Illusions.” Electrical Experimenter, February, 1919.

March 10th 1876: First telephone conversation

On this day in 1876, the first telephone conversation took place between Alexander Graham Bell and his lab assistant Thomas Watson. Bell had recently secured the patent for his new invention - the telephone - and three days later succeeded in making a call. He summoned Watson from the next room thus making the first, albeit very brief, telephone call. Controversy surrounds the invention of the telephone, as there have been claims that the credit for the invention in fact rests with another inventor: Elisha Gray. Gray had also been working on a device for transmitting voice messages and both filed the patent the same day, leading to speculations about who got there first. However, whether erroneously or not, Bell is the one credited for the invention of the telephone, and he and Watson share the fame as the people who made the first telephone call.

“I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: “Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you.” To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said”
- Bell’s diary entry from March 10th 1876

I Hate You, I Love You | Montgomery Dela Cruz x Reader

Genre: Romance, Fluff
POV: Reader’s/First Person

A/N: It’s the first time I’ve ever written and posted an imagine for someone else other than Zach! But this was requested so, I hope you guys like this too. Warning: things kinda escalate quickly lol. Enjoy!

Request: Uhhhh maybe a Monty x reader love hate fanfic?


Taking AP Chemistry was both the best and the worst. I do enjoy it, but it really is too much work sometimes, just like now. We were told to make a research paper and I thought that I could use my free period to get started, so I went directly to the library.

I picked up a few Chemistry books and made my way to the large table at the back of the library, away from all the students. I liked my alone time. As I turned page after page, a tall figure pulled the empty chair in front of me and rested his backpack on top of the table. I looked up from my paper and see Monty, who had his face buried in his folded arms, while his head rested on his backpack. He was sleeping.

“Hey. Wake up.” I whisper at him and he doesn’t move.

“Wake up, we’re not allowed to sleep here!” I whisper once again and he still doesn’t budge.

“This is a no-sleeping area! I’m going to get in trouble because of you!” I whisper-yell at him and kick his shin and he jumps up with an irritated look on his face as he furrowed his eyebrows at me.

“Mind your own business will you?!” He snarls at me and I huff in annoyance.

“If you want to sleep, then sleep somewhere else. Don’t do it here, I don’t want to get in trouble when you get caught.” I reply.

“Why do you think I chose to sleep here? The librarian can’t see. Dumb dumb.” He says and I was caught speechless by his remark. A little hurt, if I were to be honest.

I shut my mouth and let out one last sigh to express my shock and disgust at his behavior. I just can’t wrap my head around him. One minute he’s as sweet as candy, and the next minute he’s just plain mean and arrogant. It has always been like this with Monty. He’s like Marmite, you either love him, or you hate him and I don’t exactly know where I stand just yet.

I continue writing my Chemistry paper, and once and a while I’d find myself stopping to take a look at the guy sleeping in front of me. He looked so vulnerable like that; his ears turning red, probably from the heat in the library. It was a hot day, and the air conditioning in the library wasn’t on full blast. Beads of sweat were forming on his forehead, his nose twitching from time to time, probably because of a dream. His pink, plump lips were slightly apart as warm breath escaped his lips.

The sound of the bell awakened both him and I as we jump back into reality. He got up, swung his backpack on his right shoulder and proceeded to walk out of the library on his own. He didn’t even have the decency to wait for me as I placed my notebooks inside my bag. I shook my head and continued to walk out of the library.


The next day

Monty, Justin and I were on our way out of our Peer Communications class to meet our friends in the cafeteria for lunch when I had a sudden craving.

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Things Kids in My School Have ACTUALLY Said
  • “Wait, Titanic wasn’t just a movie?! That actually happened?!”
  • “We won the Revolutionary War?”
  • “A circle has sides, right?”
  • “Members of The Beatles? Um…Paul…Ringo…Elton John…”
  • “Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? Seriously?”
  • “Who was the first president?”
  • “Is Greenland a thing?”
  • “What is a ‘Sealand’? Is it some water park?”

People 15-17 years old said these things.

anonymous asked:

hello, any chance for prompts about a character who's basically a walking encyclopedia of things they're passionate about but they don't know anything about normal things like who's dating who in their class or who invented telephones? awesome blog btw, my daily source of inspiration! :D

  • Character A’s nightly Wikipedia binges seem to have paid off when they get onto a trivia game show for teenagers with a hefty prize. However, when given a question about a specific sport, Character A is at a loss. Luckily, their partner, Character B and a jock, swoops in and saves the day.
  • “I was asked by our history teacher to tutor you because you’re failing, but in the two hours we’ve been talking I’ve learned more facts than two years of history class” AU
  • Character A has spent their whole life being treated like an idiot, just because they’ve failed a few classes.  That all changes when a string of crimes start up around town- crimes that follow Character A’s favorite criminal’s pattern perfectly. Only they can correctly predict what’s going to happen next
  • Everything thinks Character A is a genius, and they might be. However, Character A can be the most socially oblivious person at school, but no one knows that.  Due to Character A’s brushing off of flirtations and school drama, they’re believed to be an incredibly rude person.  This couldn’t be further from the truth
  • “So when I first heard you, I thought you were an idiot, but you used four completely outlandish yet fitting analogies during class today. And as it turns out, I’m the only to understand any of them because no one else in our class is into both mythology and astrology” AU
  • Character A runs a blog with daily trivia that has gotten quite popular. Sadly, they’re not so popular at school. But then, one day, Character A hears a group of kids talking about their blog. Soon, almost everyone at school knows about it, but no one knows Character A is behind it.
words that would have been better than ‘no maj’
  • NMUs (Non Magic Users) sounds like official jargon and it rhymes w pee-yew so magic children can make up mean rhymes with it
  • amagical - ok this sounds dumb but still technical bc greek prefix!
  • sinkers - from the ‘witch test’ of the early trials where a potential witch would be tossed into a lake and if they floated they were witches, if they sank they were not. boom! historical context, grim reminder of the grisly conflict between magical & non magical people, rolls off the tongue
  • unmarked/nonmarked - again from the witch trials, where they could look for a ‘devil’s mark’ as evidence
  • burners/smokers/lighters - anything else that references witch burnings
  • like c’mon that was some formative shit and since the american wizarding community is so Oo Secrety they would prob remember the risks of revealing themselves in little bits of everyday language
  • literally any nonsense
  • beans
  • goose eggs
  • merps
  • jalopy - fits w fantastic beasts time period, is magical ppl making fun of nonmagical people for their stupid inventions
  • bluenose - means a ‘priggish or puritanical person’
  • they could do a whole series of nicknaming non magic peeps after their dumb inventions - automobile, telephone, rubber duck - and their inventors and general laborers - plumber, mechanic, whatever. they just assume that every non magic person is a plumber or something. ‘he’s, you know, a plumber’ ‘ah’ but they don’t actually know what plumbers even do
  • im bored now but no-maj is stupid
Scottish Inventions (In brief)

So I’ve been asked if I can write a wee bit about Scottish inventions and discoveries and this subject is pretty cool. I’m going to preempt anyone who goes off on one about Scotland’s imperialistic past or whatever. There’s only so many times I can say I recognise it. So I’ll be mentioning various military and weapon inventions too.

So Scottish inventions. As it turns out, we’re not too bad at getting shit done. (Please be aware that I will joke about some of these and that’s not to say that the world owes Scotland or that another country wouldn’t have invented them)

Gonna start with some of the more famous one.

1. Scotland invented Penicillin. Sir Alexander Fleming invented Penicillin in 1928 and it still has a core use in modern medicine. He initially struggled to get Penicillin mass-produced and it was only in 1930 that Penicillin cured its first patients of eye infections.

2. We invented the Saline Drip in 1831, Thomas Latta developed this in Leith. He developed this during a cholera epidemic.

3. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Now it’s a common myth that the first words spoken on the telephone were “Watson, come here, I want to see you.” It was actually “Send nudes pls”

4. This’ll get a few laughs, Scotland invented the Bank of England. It was created by William Paterson, a Scots trader and banker.

5. We fucking invented Irn Bru. That’s all I have to say on that. The nectar of the gods was developed and refined in Scotland.

6. John Logie Baird invented the television. Yeah, without us, no Netflix for you. No Rick and Morty marathons, no Walking dead, no NOTHING.

7. William Cullen invented the refrigerator. Of course that eventually led to meaning fuck all because as a student I don’t have anything to actually put in the fridge.

8. Scotland invented the Ghillie Suit. Perhaps the coolest looking piece of military clothing. You may have seen the Ghillie suit in those various prank videos where people pretend to be bushes and jump out at folk. Or you remember the classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare as you worked your way through the ruins of Chernobyl. The interesting thing being that the name derives from the Gaelic ‘Ghillie Dhu’, a faerie who had clothes of moss and leaves.

9. We invented the oil refinery. James Young discovered the process of paraffin from coal. This laid the foundations of the modern oil industry.

10. We invented the first pedal-cycle and we also invented golf. Pretty cool.

11. James Watt made great improvements to the steam engine and Henry Bell created Europe’s first passenger steamboat…See, the Scots were steaming all the time. Nothing has changed.

12. Grand. Theft. Auto. Well, I’m not entirely sure about the crime. Although if you’ve been to Glasgow it could be argued. But no I’m talking about the video game. Scotland is home to Rockstar Games, makers and creators of many video game fan favourites.

That’s all I’ve got for now. The length and breadth of Scottish inventors and innovators is huge. My dad is one of them, but revealing what he’s created would make it all too obvious who I am. There are loads more but I’d need to give them a solid read to make head or tail of any scientific discovery.

That was an awesomely interesting question so appreciate it.


HISTORY MEME → [4/6] Inventions: Telephone

Before the development of the electric telephone, the term “telephone” was applied to other inventions, and not all early researchers of the electrical device called it “telephone”. A communication device for sailing vessels The Telephone was the invention of a captain John Taylor in 1844. This instrument used four air horns to communicate with vessels in foggy weather.Later, c. 1860, Johann Philipp Reis used the term in reference to his Reis telephone, his device appears to be the first such device based on conversion of sound into electrical impulses, the term telephone was adopted into the vocabulary of many languages. It is derived from the Greek: τῆλε, tēle, “far” and φωνή, phōnē, “voice”, together meaning “distant voice”.

Credit for the invention of the electric telephone is frequently disputed. As with other influential inventions such as radio, television, the light bulb, and the computer, several inventors pioneered experimental work on voice transmission over a wire and improved on each other’s ideas. New controversies over the issue still arise from time to time. Charles Bourseul, Antonio Meucci, Johann Philipp Reis, Alexander Graham Bell, and Elisha Gray, amongst others, have all been credited with the invention of the telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be awarded a patent for the electric telephone by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in March 1876. The Bell patents were forensically victorious and commercially decisive. That first patent by Bell was the master patent of the telephone, from which other patents for electric telephone devices and features flowed.

In 1876, shortly after the telephone was invented, Hungarian engineer Tivadar Puskás invented the telephone switch, which allowed for the formation of telephone exchanges, and eventually networks.

What have the Scots ever done for us?

Having eaten a breakfast with marmalade invented by Janet Keiller and her son James in Dundee, 

 travelled by a train whose steam engine was invented by James Watt of Greenock 

and arrived at his place of work in the Bank of England, founded by William Paterson of Dumfries, 

he rings his wife on the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell of Edinburgh

 Later, he returns home to find his son reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson,

 also from the Capital, and his daughter watching television invented by John Logie Baird of Helensburgh.

Unable to escape the superiority of the Scots, he is offered the chance of shooting himself with a breech-loading rifle designed by Captain Pat Ferguson – another native of Edinburgh, 

or being given an anaesthetic discovered by Sir James Young Simpson of Bathgate 

Red vs. Blue starters (Volume 4)
  • What happened to your body, ___?
  • I know my name! You can ask me, if you forget.
  • Hey, is it hot in here? Who wants to help me out of this heavy armor? This breastplate is so itchy.
  • You must have me confused with someone who’s brave.
  • No, don’t duck, that makes you harder to hit.
  • I only eat foods that begin with vowels.
  • I can’t have you not paying attention. You have to be alert! Constant vigilance! Composed, attentive!
  • I don’t know what you’re talking about, I didn’t see a damn thing.
  • You know what? I work better alone.
  • I need you to step up to the plate. You’re my number 2 man now.
  • I’m gonna go over to the chow hall and secure some Oreos. I got a diet to keep up.
  • I wonder, if I killed a ghost, would it come back as a ghost of a ghost?
  • Oh man, I can’t believe this. My life was going exactly as planned. How did it all go so wrong?
  • Shut up, you ruined my life.
  • I think I might need a tetanus shot.
  • Whoa, man, what is that stench? Is a skunk juggling dead hamsters in here?
  • You’re not gonna be able to figure out alien language by experimentation, give it up.
  • I don’t understand. Are- are- are you hungry? Are you cold? Do you need a blanket? ___, do you want some hot dogs in a blanket?
  • Look, no offense, but I don’t believe in you. You’re just a product of my imagination.
  • Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go dig a hole to live in. 
  • My logical data analysis sector indicates that would be highly unlikely. And my bullshit meter agrees.
  • Now hold still. For science.
  • ___, stop screening my calls!
  • This job is the best! I can’t believe you quit!
  • You’re not exactly the most diplomatic of individuals.
  • I feel that I’m gonna regret this, but I feel even more that I just don’t care, and that watching this whole thing unravel might be kinda interesting. Go for it.
  • I know you’re ridin’ high on your new promotion right now, but don’t think you can order me around.
  • We don’t wanna hurt them, I just wanna make them totally jealous for kicking me out.
  • Son of a Ben ‘n’ Jerry, who’s gonna help me eat all this ice cream we found?
  • Sorry to fuck up your quest, dude, but I’m not goin’. 
  • You better hope that I don’t die, 'cause if I do, you’re the one taking care of my kids.
  • I don’t know, I think you’re just telling me what I wanna hear.
  • But you’re a slothful idiot! Treason takes effort! I never expected this from you!
  • What if I have to kill stuff, dude? I’m a lover, not a fighter.
  • I feel obligated to say something encouraging.
  • Come on, hustle up! If you gotta use the bathroom, do it now 'cause I’m not pullin’ over.
  • You don’t make a very good hostage taker. My last prisoner experience was much cooler.
  • I think yelling should be reserved for only the most critical of situations. Like when someone drinks milk out of the carton!
  • You have a hole? Whoa, now that’s cool!
  • Earth does not suck, Earth rules. We invented the telephone.
  • If you don’t like the plants idea, how do ya feel about a fountain in the armory? That place is so gloomy.
  • Dear God, the madness is spreading! It’s only a matter of time before it takes me!
  • So far this quest is a fuckin’ breeze. I’ve already killed a dead monster. What’s next, we gonna open an unlocked door? Rescue a princess from herself?
  • This is some greeting. I come to help you guys and you ambush me.
  • Wait, is this some really weird form of torture?
  • I lost one of my mittens. We have to go back.
  • And that’s how I rescued you and saved the day. The end. Any questions?
  • As you know, I’ve never liked you. Not even a little bit.
  • I have a first place ribbon in doing nothing. It’s the same ribbon as last place. It’s purple.
  • This conversation’s stupid, and I’m hungry. Where’s the food?
  • God damn, man, I would love to live in your world for about ten minutes.
  • You fool! Can’t you see I’m busy with an evil plot?
  • I’m not speaking with you until we punish your insubordination and treason.
  • Okay, this is officially more boring than any of the other times I’ve been to court.
  • Oh my God, that cake is huge! It’s big enough to fit a person in it!
  • I’m just using your body to fulfill my evil plans. When we’re done, I’m going to throw your rotting carcass in to a swamp and let the beasts feed on your entrails.
  • I took four years of high school Spanish. That’s the best way to learn any language.
  • I ate a pencil.
  • Here are your orders: eliminate the enemy. Good luck. Also, try to do better and please win.
  • A sniper rifle is a coward’s weapon. When you kill yer enemy, you wanna look in his eyes so he knows you’re the one who beat him to death!
  • Uh maybe we should, um, have the doctor explain, uh, just how babies are made, y’know, uh, in case someone in the group, uh, may not exactly know how that… happens.
  • I don’t want to live in a world without exploding!
  • See, these tools can be confusing sometimes. That’s why doctors have to go to school for so long. Not that I’m actually a doctor, mind you.
  • You’re not pregnant.
  • Would this be a bad time to mention that my stomach just started hurting really bad?
  • How can you think of soup at a time like this? 
  • We think that it’s your turn to surrender.

جراهام بل.. 📞مخترع الهاتف..
☎️ خلّد اسم من أحب مقروناً باختراعه..

كثيرون يعرفون كلمة Hello على أنها مرحبا.. في الحقيقة هي اسم عائلة الإنسانة التي أحبها مخترع الهاتف، فكانت الكلمة الأولى التي نطق بها عند استخدام اختراعه..
من قال أن العلماء بلا قلوب😌!
“هنيئا لك يا مارغريت🤗”
A nice information: When you lift the phone you say Hello..? Do you know what is the Real meaning of Hello..? It is the name of a Girl..! YES & Do U know who girl..? “Margaret Hello” She was the girlfriend of Graham Bell who invented telephone.. Graham Bell’s first phone after his invention was “thello”. That practice of starting the call with Hello still continues☎️ That is Love.!

Baekhyun’s EX’ACT Interview, « Lucky One » ver.

- Baekhyun -

Keywords: future, reaction, sunset

Q. If EXO was a film, what genre would it be? What genre of film would your own life be?

B. A documentary. All human emotions can be found by looking at our group. About my own life, I don’t know, I’d say a documentary as well. It holds all kinds of human emotions. To be honest, EXO and I are pretty much the same.

Q. What’s your favorite passage from this album’s lyrics?

B. “Hello angel, pretty as a picture / When I look up at the sky, all I see is you”. The melody and lyrics go so well together. It sounds like someone is really saying it, you know. I like it because it feels like actual speech.

Q. When is your favorite time of day, and what is your favorite place?

B. I like my own room the best, and I like the time between 11pm and 12am. That’s when I rest. I rest the best in my own room, and I don’t really like going outside.

Q. Which do you prefer, the familiar or the unfamiliar?

B. The familiar. What’s familiar can be reapplied and changed just the way I want it, because I’ve done it before. I can also feel comfortable and enjoy it. What’s unfamiliar isn’t something I can handle so freely. I think I can show more of what I have inside through what’s familiar.

Q. Can you tell us one thing you love because it’s been with you for a long time, and one thing you love because it’s new?

B. The members are something I love because we’ve been together for a long time. I can see how far I should go just by looking into their eyes. As for things that are better because they’re new, I like new choreography and new songs. It’s a lot of fun to learn new dance moves. I also love singing new songs. I like it when we get to prepare a new album.

Q. Something that brings back old memories for you?

B. Singers, definitely. Buzz, SG Wannabe, V.O.S, Monday Kiz. When I listen to songs by singers like them who’ve gone before me, I’m reminded of the past.

Q. What do you consider the most important, the past, the present, or the future?

B. The future. I always live with an image of the future in my mind. I need to have an image of the future in order to plan out the present to match it. If I think, I’ll be doing this or that at this or that age, then I make good on it. Life doesn’t always go as planned, but I have to do my best to make it work. If possible, I hope that all the goals I’ve set for myself can be achieved.

Q. Have you had an experience that widened your view of the world? If so, when was it?

B. My worldview is still quite narrow. I feel like it’s grown even narrower after debuting. It’s hard to move around freely outside, and I don’t know that much about the world. I learn things about this job that I’m in, but I don’t know anything except what’s in the life of a singer, a celebrity. When I meet fans from overseas, around the world, I go “wow, all these fans, who all look so different and who speak different languages, have all come to see us”. And that’s when my worldview grows a little wider.

Q. What do you consider the most valuable thing among the things you can see?

B. My family, the members, the fans who give so much love to me and EXO, and all the folks surrounding me.

Q. What do you consider to be the most remarkable man-made invention?

B. The telephone. Because we can share news immediately, even from far away. If we didn’t have phones, we wouldn’t have the Internet, either. I remember when we used to connect to the Internet through modems over the telephone line. I don’t think today’ s Internet could exist without cell phones, these machines that send and receive messages through electromagnetic waves. And without that, human civilization couldn’t have come this far.

Q. Is there something others consider insignificant, but is important to you?

B. Tact. If you have tact, you can be more witty, and things like that can make life a little bit easier.

Q. Are there any moments in life in which you feel perfect?

B. No. I always feel like I’m not perfect in one aspect or another. I often think, can I really pull this off? I’ve never lived with a day’s full plan in mind. I’m more spontaneous, and I do something on the spur of the moment if I want to do it. So I’ve never felt myself to be perfect.

Q. What one moment would you like to have in your life?

B. I’d love to be tall for once. 186cm. I think that’s the best height for a guy. It’s the best height for looking dependable. 186cm with good proportions! (Laughs.) If I ever get tall, I want to try taking out stuff from high shelves. And I want to look dependable. If you’re tall, you have bigger feet and bigger hands, right? I’d like to see that. To see how big my feet get.

Q. If you had a twin or a doppelgänger, what kind of person would you want it to be?

B. I’d want it to be just like me. I want to watch it. You know, I can only see myself in a mirror. So I’m really curious. I want to observe it all day. Then I’d be able to look back on myself, and also see what I need to fix.

Q. What constantly draws your curiosity?

B. Human vocal cords. I’ve always been interested in vocalization. It’s a really fascinating area. Just today, I felt that my vocalization was really not good. So I want to analyze it, but I don’t think it’s something that changes just by studying. It’s work that takes time and effort, so it always keeps my curiosity up.

Q. What do you think is worth waiting for?

B. For now, vacation. I’m waiting for some time to rest, and after that I’m waiting for our new album to come out. I’m looking forward very much to the fans’ reactions, the public’s reactions when it first comes out. And I have hopes that people will say it’s new and refreshing. I also have expectations that we will do better and better.

Q. When do you feel that a day is too short?

B. When I’m having fun. When I’m playing with friends, when I’m playing with the fans. A birthday party, a fanmeet, a concert, whichever it is, it’s all an occasion to have fun with fans.

Q. At what time of day do you think the sky is most beautiful?

B. In the summer, 7pm to 8pm. In the winter, 5pm to 6pm. When the sun is setting. I like the feeling that the moon and the sun are poised against each other. It sometimes looks like they’re fighting for territory. It gets dark high up in the sky, but it’s bright where the sun is still going down. I like the colors that appear then. It makes me feel at ease and helps me relax.

Q. Have you ever felt that you’re a bigger part of someone’s life than you’d realized? Or the other way around?

B. Our fans, and the general public who watch us. Without them, I don’t exist. It works the other way around as well.