Misunderstood or Inventive?Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
My teachers called me "addled" and, to further my education, I had to be home schooled.
This just goes to show how many people can be fooled.
Often, people thought my questions excessive.
In reality, my mind was simply inquisitive.
Candy, newspapers, and vegetables I sold.
I would do anything to stay out of the cold.
To follow my dream, I built a research center.
As a result, I became America's most prolific inventor.
Creating inventions, I soon became a champ.
I'm best known for creating the electric lamp.
With all these facts, give it a try.
Can you figure out my name; who am I?
HintOften, you may here people remark.
"There goes the wizard of Menlo Park."
AnswerIf you still don't have the answer to my question,
My name, Braingle friends, is Thomas Edison.
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
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