Like Most Men, Thomas Edison Enjoyed A Good Catfight

Thomas Edison and his friends were prone to recording short movies for amusement. This particular one reveals how the brilliant inventor was just like most men when it came down to it: He just wanted to watch women box.

The women in the video are identified as the Gordon sisters and I'm not certain why they were trading punches, but I'm definitely glad there was a camera around for it. [YouTube via Maria Popova]

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