Trivia

Hard

Best Known For Lightbulbs, Phonographs, And Film, Thomas Edison Also Invented?

A Mechanical Barber
Gasoline Refining Process
Cast-Molded Concrete Houses
A Space Probe

Answer: Cast-Molded Concrete Houses

Thomas Edison was involved in a wide range of endeavours, many of which are practically unknown today. In addition to his more recognized work involving electricity, sound, and film, Edison also contributed significantly to the concrete industry.

In the 1880s, Edison had a productive, but unprofitable, ore milling company. One of the by products of the ore extraction was huge amounts of waste sand which Edison found was particularly well suited for concrete production. Using technology from his ore company and all the waste sand, he jumped into the concrete business. True to his nature, Edison didn’t just make concrete, he invented all sorts of construction techniques and uses for it including the first re-usable molds for a cast-concrete home.

He was so enamored with the idea of using concrete in construction and domestic life that he even experimented with concrete furniture, pianos, and refrigerators. Although his concrete furniture never went into production, his concrete houses did and the techniques in concrete creation and casting he invented strongly influenced the development of the industry in the 20th century.

Trivia

Very Hard

The Bird With The Shortest Migration Route Is The?

Trivia

Hard

Three Entirely Non-Canonical Legend Of Zelda Games Were Created For Which Video Game System?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Birds Teaches Their Offspring A Secret Password While They Are Incubating?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Common Vegetables Is A Prolific Perennial?

Trivia

Hard

Peter the Great of Russia Used Taxes to Banish What?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Cartoon Aired With Stereo Sound Was?

Trivia

Hard

What Camouflage Technique Did Fighter Jet Designers Adopt From Nature?

Trivia

Hard

The First U.S. National Park Was?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The Name Of The First Laser Light Show Technology?

Trivia

Easy

The Lowest Level Programming Language Is?