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Edison is the last name of a famous United States inventor: An inventor is a person who creates new inventions, typically technical devices such as mechanical, electrical or software devices or methods. ...

Other people known by the name Edison: Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many important devices. ...

A number of Schools share some part of Thomas Alva Edison in their name. Charles Edison (August 3, 1890–July 31, 1969), son of Thomas Edison, was a businessman, Assistant and then Acting Secretary of the Navy, and governor of New Jersey. ... Edison Chen (陳冠希; pinyin: Chén GÅ«anxÄ«) (born October 7, 1980 in Vancouver, Canada) is a popular Hong Kong teen idol. ... A teen idol is a famous person who generates attention from large numbers of teenagers. ... Edison Carter was one of the main characters in the science fiction television series Max Headroom. ... Max Headroom doing a promotion for Cinemax Max Headroom was the name of a fictional television character in the late 1980s and of the science fiction television series in which he starred. ...

Edison Schools is the name of a company in the United States running public schools for profit: This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Thomas A. Edison Vocational and Technical High School (often referred to locally simply as Edison) is a public secondary school in Queens, New Yorks Jamaica community. ...

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Edison is the name of some places in the United States of America. These have been named after Thomas Edison :

Edison is also a name of a 2005 film directed by David J. Burke. Edison is a city located in Calhoun County, Georgia. ... The Edison Memorial Tower, one of Edison Townships notable landmarks. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

Terms deriving from Thomas Edison: Edison is a 2005 movie written and directed by David J. Burke. ...

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Edison (or, reportedly, one of his employees) employed the tactics of misusing Tesla's patents to construct the first electric chair for the state of New York to promote the idea that AC was deadly.
Edison presided personally over several electrocutions of animals, primarily stray cats and dogs, for the benefit of the press to prove that his system of DC was safer than that of AC.
Thomas Edison was a freethinker, and was most likely a deist, claiming he did not believe in "the God of the theologians," but did not doubt that "there is a Supreme Intelligence." However, he rejected the idea of the supernatural, along with such ideas as the soul, immortality, and a personal God.
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