Despite being one of the most successful inventors in history, Thomas Edison was certainly no stranger to failure. As detailed in this article, he bungled one opportunity by failing to determine whether […]
How Henry Ford Helped Make Backyard BBQ Easier for Everyone
Henry Ford was famous for promoting his game-changing Model T automobile, telling consumers they could have the car in any color, as long as it was black. There was another game-changing innovation […]
Could You Pass Edison’s Employment Test?
Thomas Edison famously distrusted formal education. It isn’t that he did not recognize the importance of knowledge; he just thought it was more important that a person be able to remember a […]
How Long is the Perfect “Power Nap”?
There is no denying the mental health aspect of a good nap. On those days when the mind is sluggish and the body can’t seem to shift out of first gear, a […]
Edison’s Lesson of the Unwanted Invention
For any inventor, receiving his or her first patent is a momentous occasion. It is proof from the highest levels of government that someone recognizes the value of the distinct innovation born […]
Edison on Success
Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Read more fun facts about Thomas Edison. Read more great quotes. Read more stories of success.
What Do Headaches, Heroin, World War I, and Aspirin Have in Common?
The closing years of the 19th century saw the introduction of two over-the-counter wonder drugs. These products, both manufactured by Bayer, boasted unprecedented results in treating pain and other ailments. They were […]
If You Are Afraid of Something, Do Something About It
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark. Read more fun facts about Thomas Edison. Read more fun facts about inventions. Read more fun facts about phobias.
The Elephants Are Convinced
Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous. source