Lesser Known Facts About Thomas Edison

By Madhavi Pothukuchi

18 October, 2022

Thomas Alva Edison was the brilliant inventor of the light bulb, but there is more to this talented creator. On his 173rd birth anniversary, let’s get to know Edison a little better. 

In 1876, Edison set up a research lab in Menlo Park, New York. Here, he and his employees would work on various inventive ideas. 

Edison worked on inventing the movie camera, called the Kinetograph, and used it to film the world’s first cat video. 

In 1893, Edison founded the world’s first film studio, the Black Maria, in New Jersey. 

Edison gave his children nicknames - Dot and Dash - inspired by the Morse code. 

Edison had lost most of his hearing due to scarlet fever or ear infections during his childhood. 

Edison had 1,093 patents to his name, believed to be the highest in US history. 

As a young teen, Edison would sell newspapers and candy on the railroad to afford his chemistry experiments. 

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