Intriguing Facts About Thomas Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison was a scientist and businessman, also described as America's greatest inventor. He is a renowned scientist all over the world for his famous work related to the electric light bulb and many other innovations.


Surprisingly, Thomas Edison did not learn to talk till he was four year old. And he was home tutored till he was 11 because he was hyperactive and prone to distractions.

 He had very little formal education which helped him in developing self learning abilities.


At the age of 16 Edison worked as a professional telegraph operator. This job inspired many of his inventions in the telecommunications field.


Thomas Edison had a hearing desirability and was nearly deaf as an adult as he became affected with scarlet fever and ear infections in the early years of his life. He didn't want to an operation because he thought it would be difficult to channel his thinking in noisier world.


Edison invented the world’s first practical incandescent light which burned for 13 and half hours. It took him one and half year to make that lamp.


the first person in the world to project a motion picture. Edison did so successfully on April 23, 1896. The phonograph was his most famous invention.


In honor of his earlier days as a telegraph operator he  nicknamed two of his children, Marion Edison and Thomas Edison Jr., he had with his first wife “Dot” and “Dash”.


His most noteworthy investions are The Phonograph, light bulb, motion picture, the electrographic vote recorder, generator, stock ticker magnetic iron ore separator,  storage battery, electric pen, electric and more…


Inspirational quote by Edison “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”


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