10 Fascinating Facts About Thomas Edison

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One of the greatest inventors of all-time is Thomas Edison. He is well-remembered for the hundreds of inventions he made. Here are some fascinating facts about this great inventor.


1
Thomas Edison built his first lab at the age of 10.

2
Thomas Edison was deaf and he liked it that way!

3
Thomas Edison proposed marriage to his second wife... by Morse code!

4
Regular bathing was not a big deal for Thomas Edison, and he often went several days without it.

5
Thomas Edison had the most recognizable face in the world, when newspapers and magazines were the chief means of communicating news.

6
Thomas Edison was responsible for the words “Hello” on the telephone.

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Thomas Edison's most famous statement: “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

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The period from 1879 to 1900 is called the Age of Edison. This span of time is the period when Edison produced and perfected most of his devices.

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Thomas Edison improved the telephone which was invented by Alexander Graham Bell to such an extent that it could carry speech clearly over almost unlimited distances.

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Thomas Edison invented the first motion-picture camera in 1890. This machine was the prototype of all modern motion-picture cameras.