Thomas Edison’s Oddest Inventions

Thomas Edison’s Oddest Inventions

Thomas Edison is an inventor known for great things. We also know he had a pretty good sense of humour. Some of these, er, lesser known contributions from Mr Edison were ahead of their time; others are just plain twisted.

The snuff movie. Edison had a thing for watching things get killed – human or animal – primarily to show how dangerous the rival Westinghouse alternating current system was compared to his own direct current.

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