Writer Mark Twain

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

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    One of Twain's first jobs was working at a newspaper. (0:28)

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    "Huckleberry Fin" was a success partly because of how it captured current events in America at the time. (1:46)

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    Twain received honorary degrees from Yale and Oxford. (2:18)

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