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Things you didn’t know about Edison

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Here are a few things about Thomas Edison that you might not have known:

Edison’s father was an exiled political activist from Canada, while mom was an accomplished school teacher who home-schooled her child.

This inventor of the phonograph was nearly deaf as an adult. When Edison invented the electronic voting recorder for quickly tallying votes, Massachusetts lawmakers weren’t interested  –  they didn’t want votes tallied quickly.

He sold his rights to an improved stock ticker for $40,000, enough to become a full-time inventor. He designed a battery for the self-starter on the Model T for his friend, Henry Ford.

Edward Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

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