Ten fun facts about Thomas Alva Edison


Fact 1
He only attended school for three months after overhearing his teach refer to him as a rotten egg.

Fact 2
He often attributed his hearing impairment to incidents involving a train and train conductor, rather than his untreated ear infections and scarlet fever as a child.

Fact 3
Edison was married twice, having three children with his first wife and three children with his second.


Fact 4
His invention of the phonograph was almost magical to the public, making him known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park".

Fact 5
In 1922 he published a proposal titled "A Proposed Amendment to the Federal Reserve Banking System", where interest-free currency could be issued. It failed.

Fact 6
There is a test tube at the Henry Ford Museum that holds his last breath, or a tube of air sealed in the room after his death.

Fact 7
He told a magazine in 1920 he was designing a phone to communicate with the dead, but later admitted it was a joke.

Fact 8
He has received a number of awards, including the induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame.

Fact 9
His second wife said in an interview in 1930 that Edison always ate correctly and have breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.

Fact 10
He admitted his favorite movie was "The Birth of a Nation" and his favorite movie stars were Mary Pickford and Clara Bow.


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