A lifelong inventor, Mr. Edison had over 1, inventions patented when he died in
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop! To "hear" Edison bit into his phonograph so the sound vibration traveled through his teeth to his inner ear.
You only have to look around you to see things that Thomas Alva Edison invented or made better. The prolific inventor in his 84 years, Edison had 1, patents to his name contributed to the incandescent light bulb, phonograph, electrical systems, motion picture camera, telegraph, telephone, X-ray and so on.
Most people think of the light bulb when they think of Edison, but did you know that the "Wizard of Menlo Park" actually didn't invent the thing?
Did you know about his idea of using cement to build homes, furniture, refrigerators and even pianos? Or, how about his role in the execution of a rogue elephant by electrocution? In honor of his birthday he was born in February 11,Neatorama has cobbled up 10 fascinating facts about Thomas Edison, the world's most famous and prolific inventor: Teacher Thought Edison was "Addled" Edison was an inquisitive child but a poor student as his mind often wandered.
The youngest of 7 siblings, "Al" as he was called in his youth, was deemed "addled" by his school teacher. When she found out, Edison's mother was angry and pulled him out of school after only three months of formal education.
She home schooled him instead. Edison later recounted "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had some one to live for, some one I must not disappoint. Edison Built His First Lab at the Age of 10 When Edison turned 9, his mother gave him an elementary science book on how to do chemistry experiments at home.
At the tender age of 10, Edison built his first science laboratory in the basement of his family's home. His father tried to bribe him with a penny if only Edison would get out of the basement and go read a book.
This he did, but he also used the penny to buy more chemicals for experiments.
And to make sure no one took his prized chemicals, he labeled all his bottles "poison. At around the age of 12, Edison started to lose his hearing. One legend has it that a train conductor smacked him in the ears after he started a fire in a boxcar by doing experiments.
Edison himself said that he was injured when the conductor picked him up by the ears onto a moving train. Others had said that it caused by a bout of scarlet fever during childhood.
In all likelihood it was a genetic condition as both Edison's father and one of his brothers also suffered from hearing loss. But one thing's for sure: Edison actually liked being deaf technically, he was hard of hearing, not completely deaf.
He said that it made it easier for him to concentrate on his experiments. Oh, one more thing: Edison actually did have a laboratory in a boxcar that caught on fire!was also the year that Thomas Alva Edison opened a laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where he could explore the possibilities of the dynamo and other .
Edison would often sleep in the lab and spent much of his time with his male colleagues. Nevertheless, their first child, Marion, was born in February , followed by a . "He led no armies into battle, he conquered no countries, and he enslaved no peoples Nonetheless, he exerted a degree of power the magnitude of which no warrior ever dreamed.
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