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  • The Australian pavilion at Expo '67 featured 240 Featherston talking chairs. Visitors could sit in comfort and listen to three minute presentations by famous Australians including Rolf Harris and Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies.
  • Speakers installed in the headrests were activated by the pressure of a person sitting in the chair.
  • The sound system developed well before digital technology used magnetic tapes. It was designed so that if an occupant of the chair left in the middle of the tape, it would start again from the beginning when a new occupant sat down .
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