Friday, February 11, 2011

Facts About Thomas Edison - strangefacts

  • Thomas Edison had a collection of over 5,000 birds 
  • Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
  • Thomas Edison' s first major invention was the quadruplex telegraph
  • As a boy, Thomas Edison suffered a permanent hearing loss from head injury
  • A person sneezing was the first action caught on video by Thomas Edison
  • Thomas Edison once designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder that blew up his factory
  • Anthea Turner, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Susan Hampshire, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Henry Winkler, Cher, Brian Conley, and Leonardo DaVinci are, or were, dyslexic 
  • 9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb
  • Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory
  • Thomas Edison once saved a boy from the path of an oncoming locomotive who was a station official's child. For his bravery, the boy's father taught Edison how to use the telegraph
  • During one four-year period, Thomas Edison obtained 300 patents, or one every five days
  • Lazy Susans are named after Thomas Edison's daughter. He invented it to impress a gathering of industrialists and inventors
  • When Thomas Edison was a youngster, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. He was counseled to go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality
  • The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883
  • The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory
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