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Date: 02/11/12 08:00 PM

21 Responses to Edison – The Man Who Didn`t Invent The Lightbulb

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Link: Edison - The Man Who Didn`t Invent The Lightbulb - A short history of Thomas Edison to commemorate the 165th anniversary of his birthday.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    If you didn`t know edison didn`t invent the light bulb (two words, not one) then your education system has failed you.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    Sounds like a fair summary
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    smaus Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    I had always thought he had created nothing at all, and I was wrong, concrete furniture... sigh
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    @I-IS-BORED:

    (1) Merriam-Webster Collegiate (11/e) has "lightbulb" as one word, so Kitteh has it correct. (I`ve worked as a professional copyeditor, so don`t even start.)

    (2) If you`re going to get all persnickety on grammar, you should be capping your proper nouns.

    (3) I didn`t know Edison didn`t invent the lightbulb (or if I did know, I`d forgotten it): concluding that my education system "has failed me" might be overstating it just a little, don`t you think?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    Tesla`s bitch.
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    tnaran Male 30-39
    220 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    I thought Tesla was an immortal vampire? :-P
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    teknollag Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Interesting to see people who were labeled as "slow" when they were young do things like this later in life.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    edison was like Jobs, he never did a damn thing that someone else didn`t do first or better and like jobs he often bought, stole or sued his way to glory.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    393 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 12:01 am
    A lot of people here in the US think Ford invented the automobile.

    Hardly their fault. Kids aren`t taught who made the first cars. They`re taught how significant Ford was in developing the assembly line and little to nothing more than that. When one snippet is all you are taught of a larger history, what hope does a person have of knowing much of anything.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2012 at 12:13 am
    Edison... just another name
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2012 at 12:14 am

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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 2:10 am
    @jamie76, well Steve Jobs said it himself, `why join the Navy, when you can be a pirate?`
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2012 at 2:10 am
    So in short, he was the original steve jobs?
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2012 at 5:39 am
    Edison was a plagiarising thug....burned one of teslas places down.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2012 at 9:08 am
    He also electrocuted an Elephant using AC power to try to scare people into only using DC. In the long run, people wanted to save money with AC..
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32796 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 9:43 am
    One of the first films ever was... boxing kittehs!@!

    Edison was scum, but he was smart. This film was fair I think.
    He had a team of `inventors` who worked 9-5 `inventing` things like the electric pen.
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    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 11:28 am
    where is the black history version of this
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    @denmarkcm

    And then to counter that little stunt, Tesla ran an AC current through his body and lit up a bulb at the 1893 world exposition.

    I always keep this on my car.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Go Tesla!
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    Grendal Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    So Steve Jobs was a modern day Thomas Edison. Not creating new technology but simply improving already establish tech and then taking credit for it.

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