Authors

Writer Mark Twain

American author Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835, was a good friend of Nikola Tesla. Once in Tesla's lab, a high frequency oscillators "[shook] the poop out of Mark Twain" after Twain had been standing on the machine for fun.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. One of Twain's first jobs was working at a newspaper. 00:28

  2. "Huckleberry Fin" was a success partly because of how it captured current events in America at the time. 01:46

  3. Twain received honorary degrees from Yale and Oxford. 02:18

Written by Curiosity Staff December 1, 2014

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