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
One of Twain's first jobs was working at a newspaper. (0:28)
"Huckleberry Fin" was a success partly because of how it captured current events in America at the time. (1:46)
Twain received honorary degrees from Yale and Oxford. (2:18)