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Thomas Edison

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  1. was an American inventor

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    created by user picturechrissy on November 8, 2007
  2. invented the phonograph and the light bulb

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    created by user picturechrissy on November 8, 2007
  3. he proposed to his second wife Mina by morse code: .– — ..- .-.. -.. -.– — ..- — .- .-. .-. -.– — . and Mina replied -.– . ..., agreeing

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    created by user picturealex on November 21, 2008
  4. Edison’s First Patented Invention (for a telegraphic vote-recording machine for the legislature) was a Flop

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  5. started to lose his hearing at the age of 12. Later he said he actually liked it, because it made it easier for him to concentrate on his experiments

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