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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is among the most famous inventors of all time. But did you know that he didn’t actually invent the light bulb? And that he did invent one of the first x-ray machines? In this BrainPOP movie on Thomas Edison, Tim and Moby will help you get the facts straight about the famous Wizard of Menlo Park. You’ll learn about his youth in a bustling Michigan railroad town, and find out why his mom pulled him out of school after just three months of class! You’ll also learn how Edison began making a name for himself by improving a device called the telegraph. And you’ll find out more about his other accomplishments, too, including how he helped light up North America--and what the company he founded is called today!

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