Happy 163rd Birthday Thomas Edison!

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Today marks what would have been the 163rd Birthday of the inventor and scientist, Thomas Edison. Among the many things he has contributed to, including electric power and cinematography, he is also credited as an influence on the development of sound recording.

Here is a Wikipedia entry for the phonograph cylinder, one of his inventions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph_cylinder

It also contains some sound files so you can listen to them!

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