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Thomas Alva Edison or Al as he was often called was a great man His inventions are so popular and commonplace that today that we often take them for granted He has helped us in many ways and thats what makes him a hero Tom was born on February 11 1847 From the very start of his life he had problems He often got into trouble because he was so curious about things One time he set his fathers barn on fire He said he made a small fire in it just to see what it would do Josephson 13 The fire quickly spread and burnt the barn down To punish him for this his father spanked him in the town square right in front of everyone Also his curiosity made people think things about him that werent true He was always asking questions People thought he was stupid and even retarded He had trouble in school so his mom took him out and homeschooled him Tom liked to read books The books he read were very advanced for his age and he read one after the other Pretty soon he got to the point were he could teach himself It is said that he checked out every single book in the library He liked to tinker around with chemicals He had a lab in the basement Almost all his free time was spent there because he had hardly any friends When he was a little bit older he got a job working at the train station He sold all sorts of various things to the passengers One day one of the conductors sons was playing on the tracks and a train was coming towards him Tom grabbed him and brought him back to safety Although the train was fairly far away the conductor was still very greatful He let tom keep a mini lab in the back of the train One day
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