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Interview with Thomas Alva Edison

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Fahmid Hasan

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Interview with Thomas Alva Edison
Interview with
Thomas Alva Edison
Interview with Thomas Alva Edison
Good evening everybody, I’m Fahmid Hasan and welcome to the FH show! Since today is a special day, I would like to introduce you to a very special man. This man has changed our lives in many different ways. Everybody, please give a hand for Thomas Edison!
Q: Hi, Edison. It is a pleasure having you here at the FH show. How are you today?
A: Fine, thank you.

So Edison, how was your childhood.
Q: So Edison, how was your childhood.
A: I was born in Milan, Ohio, on February, 11, 1847. When I was a kid, I had a fever called the scarlet fever and that fever made me partly deaf. When I was 12, I got my first job. I used to sell newspapers on trains.
Q: So Edison, what was your first successful invention?
A: It was the phonograph. The phonograph is a tool that can record a noise and play it back to you. I made that in August, 12, 1877.
Q: Who was in your family?
A: My mom’s name was Nancy Edison. She was born on 1808 and unfortunately died on 1871. My dad’s name was Samuel Edison. He was born on 1804 and died on 1896.
My mom’s name was Nancy Edison. She was born on 1808 and unfortunately died on 1971. My dad’s name was Samuel Edison. He was born on 1804 and died on 1896.
Q: Do you have a wife?
A: I had two. The first one was Mary Stilwell. Later on, I had 1 daughter and 2 sons. In 1884, Mary unfortunately died of a brain tumor. I was married to Mina Miller next. With her, I had 1 boy and 1 girl.
Q: So, Edison, how many inventions did you have?
A: I had 1,093 patents. A patent is where I invent something and nobody else has the right to use my invention.

Q: How hard did you work on your inventions?
A: I filled 3,400 books each having 200 pages in them. All of them being for notes.

Q: Wow, that’s a lot of work. Next question. Did you have any competition?
A: Nikola Tesla was my competition. He invented the radio, remote control, laser, electric motor, etc.

Q: Wow, that’s a lot of work. Next question. Did you have any competition?
A: Nikola Tesla was my competition. He invented the radio, remote control, laser, electric motor, etc.

Q: In your opinion, what was your favorite invention?
A: It was the phonograph. I personally loved the phonograph.

Q: What to you was the most difficult thing to do in your life?
A: One of them was being partly deaf and the other one was improving the light bulb.

Ladies and gentleman, that is it for our interview w\Thomas Edison, and have a wonderful day!
Q: What inventions of yours do you think were very important to this world?
A: Some very important inventions were the alkaline batteries, the phonograph, the light bulb,the X-ray, and many more that I can not list.

By: Fahmid
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