How many times did Thomas Edison fail?

A light hearted post. Having read a number of books, both on Thomas Edison’s life as well as motivational we have come to the conclusion that no one really knows how many times Edison failed before he got his first light bulb working. Here are the different numbers so far: 6000 times, 11000 times, 21000 times, 1000 times, 10000 times and an astronomical 56000 times!! Perhaps someone out there has other numbers they might want to share with us. We can be contacted on our email at:

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