Edison, Thomas A.
An American inventor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He patented more than a thousand devices, including the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb.
Danger! What is the frantic origin of “hello?” (And the source of “hi” may surprise you)
We use hello several times a day to greet people or attract attention. But as prevalent as the word is, “hello” is relatively new. Hello came into existence in the mid-1800s. It is an alteration of hallo, which was an alteration of holla or hollo. These words were used to attract immediate attention and demand that the listener come to a stop or cease what he …
As with many things in life, sexuality isn't black and white.
Edison originated the proverb “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
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