Facts about Thomas Elva Edison

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Thomas Elva Edison, the American inventor, has greatly influenced the world by his inventions, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the electric light bulb. Image source: freshhealthyvending.com

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At the age of 12, Thomas started his first venture as an entrepreneur by publishing his own small newspaper called the Grand Trunk Herald. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Edison developed much of his knowledge from reading R. G. Parker’s School of Natural Philosophy and the Cooper Union. Image source: media.tumblr.com

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During an early age, Edison use to conduct chemical experiments on the train, until one day when the train boxcar caught fire because of his chemical explosion. Image source: www.goodnewsnetwork.org

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During childhood, Edison had developed hearing problems due to scarlet fever. However, he later attributed that the hearing impairment was due to being struck on the ears by a conductor throwing him out of the train. Image source: www.wordpress.com

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Edison became a telegraph operator after a father of a three-year-old child trained him as a reward for saving his son from getting hit by a train. Image source: a3.files.biography.com

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Edison was the first person who screened the world’s first motion picture at Koster and Bial’s Music Hall, New York in 1896. Image source: www.thepandorasociety.com

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Edison believed in non-violence, so when he was asked to head the naval consultant for World War I, he specified that he will only work on defensive weapons and not invent weapons to kill. Image source: media.spidersweb.pl

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Practically, Edison did not invent the first electric bulb; he invented the incandescent light bulb. Image source: www.siliconvalleywatcher.com

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The Thomas A Edison Lake in California was named after Edison to mark the 75th anniversary of the incandescent light bulb. Image source: media.escola.britannica.com.br

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