Thomas Alva Edison

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The most famous of Edison's inventions was an incandescent light bulb. Besides the bulb, Edison developed the phonograph and the "kinetoscope," a small box for viewing moving films. He improved upon the original design of the stock ticker, the telegraph, and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone.Thomas Alva Edison patented 1,093 inventions in his life time, earning him the nickname "The Wizard of Menlo Park" . This Shows his thirst for knowledge and his quest for human upliftment. He believs in hardwork. Sometimes he used to work for 20 horus in a day. He used to say


Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

Brief Biography

He was born 11th february 1847 - to middle-class parents in the bustling port of Milan, Ohio, a locslity that - next to Odessa, Russia - was the largest wheat shipping center in the world. In 1854, his family moved to the vibrant city of Port Huron, Michigan. At the age of seven, he went to school but was not well received by the short tempered teachers and his inquisitive nature irritated the teachers. Then his mother started him home teaching.

His apetite for books made him to study many books on literature, history etc. He used to gulp up books of local library.


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