Thomas Edison and the light bulb

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Thomas Edison and the light bulb

Thomas Edison, inventor, businessman, and groovy STEMist known for inventing the light bulb, had many failures that led him to great inventions. For example, in 1889, Edison created Edison Portland Cement Co. because he believed everything could be made out of concrete.  

He made cement cabinets, pianos, and houses; however, people did not purchase many of his products. Edison realized the public would not pay for his costly cement products. And, although the idea was not widely accepted, it was not a total failure. Edison’s company was hired to build Yankee Stadium in the Bronx!

His most notable failure, however, is the light bulb. Edison created 10,000 prototypes before getting it right. He said, “I have not failed 100 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”

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