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Things You Should Know About Thomas Edison

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by jeterboy, May 15, 2012.

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    Here is a AWESOME theothmeal comic about Tesla, which also rages at Edison for stuff he has done - namely for being more like a CEO and into business aspect of stuff, rather than a scientist:

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
     
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    Yes that is extremely true. I know many here are fan of Thomas Edison but the truth is because of money why Edison made him popular.


    "Tesla moved to the United States in 1884. When he arrived, he worked as an assistant to Thomas Edison, then in his late 30's. Edison had just invented the electric light bulb, but he needed a system to distribute electricity to houses. He designed a DC (direct current) system, but it had many bugs in it. Edison promised Tesla lots of money in bonuses if he could get the bugs out. Tesla took the challenge and ended up saving Edison over $100,000, which was millions of dollars by today's standards. Edison later refused to keep his promise. Tesla quit not long after that, and Edison spent the rest of his life trying to discredit Tesla (which is the main reason why he is so unknown today)."
     
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    he gave us electric bulb
     

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