Iranian ‘Time Machine’ Scientist Outsmarts Media

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On April 6 Fars News reported that Ali Razeghi had created a time machine called the “Aryayek Time Travelling Machine.” Several Western media outlets immediately picked up the story of the man who claimed that his time machine “easily fits into the size of a personal computer case and can predict details of the next five-eight years of the life of its users” with 98% accuracy. The story then went viral on social media.

In a second interview, this time with Shargh newspaper, which was republished by Mehr, it appears that the Iranian “Time Machine” scientist has outsmarted both Iranian and Western media.

The 27-year-old Ali Razeghi sat down with the Iranian paper to clarify his original Fars News interview, which has been removed from their website since. The Q&A format of the interview took an almost comical tone, with many incredulous follow-up questions. The Shargh reporter also wrote into the story moments when Zareghi broke into laughter himself.

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