Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fact of the Day: Thomas Edison Was Afraid of the Dark

Thomas Edison is known for creating the light-bulb (though he does share the honor with some other inventors), and that may have helped Edison with one of his fears. He admitted that he was afraid of the dark. 

18 comments:

Kay said...

I wonder if that's what motivated him to invent the light bulb.

FilipBlog said...

That's why he invented light.

Greetings,
Filip

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I agree with Filip, I was going to say same thing.

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, the inventor of light, have you ever been afraid of something, I have.............

Emmylou said...

I don't like the dark either.

Joy said...

SO that was the reason he strove to create the light:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Interesting that this may have been the impetus for his invention.

Dana said...

I find that fascinating! He conquered his fear.

DEZMOND said...

and if I remember well he liked to steal inventions from other inventors

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, that's certainly motivation enough to invent a lightbulb!

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
Ha, great motivation, indeed!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

I had no idea.

Unknown said...

Who knew? Thanks for sharing.

Al Penwasser said...

I wonder how he'd feel about those squiggly CFLs?

Caro * said...

I was a real genius !
Have a great weekend :)

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know this! I used to be afraid of the dark when I was little. I thought a wolf lived under my bed and was waiting to get me in the dark each night!

Christine said...

so interesting!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Way to turn a negative into a positive!