But it worked. It only displayed five frames per second, but it worked. His first test was a little on the creepy side, broadcasting the face of a stiff ventriloquist's dummy named "Stooky Bill"—probably something you wouldn't want to see in HD. But from there he quickly moved to an actual human, and on January 26th, 1926, scientists and press at the Royal Institution in London received a public demonstration of the device at work. And by this time, the image was produced at a blistering 13 frames per second! Whoo boy.