A man has made an amazing discovery on an old alarm clock he found stored in his garage.
Ed Morrish, who lives in Hampshire, England, recently found the 23-year-old WakeYoo alarm clock given to him by his mother in 1998.
When he tested it to see if the old device still worked, he heard the voice of his late mother yelling, "Get up, Edward".
"When I went to university in 1998, my mother gave me an alarm clock where you could record your own alarm, so I told her to record it," he tweeted.
"I’ve just found it, and it still works. She died in 2006, and this is the only recording of her voice that I have."
He tweeted that his children had never heard his mother's voice before, and told PA Media he played it for them to listen to for the very first time.
"It's lovely to be reminded of her voice and I laughed of course, because it was such a ridiculous thing for her to record," he told the news agency.
Inventor delighted by alarm clock discovery
Mr Morrish's tweet of the recording has been liked more than 13,000 times, with even the inventor of the WakeYoo, Tom Lawton, commenting on the discovery.
"Oh my! This is amazing Ed. This was my first invention, WakeYoo. I’m so moved to hear this," he said.
"It’s like she knew you were misbehaving the night before and this would get you up."
Others on Twitter were equally astounded the recording had lasted on the device as long as it had.
"How lovely to have a recording of your mum's voice and incredible the machine survived this long," one commented.
"How amazing. Must have been incredible to hear," another said.
"That's brilliant. My dad died in 1973 when I was 10 and I can't remember his voice, I wish I had something like that," a third added.
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