Did you know that Edison's last breath is captured in a test tube? Its true. Henry Ford who idolized his mentor Thomas Edison asked his son Charles to capture his last breath in a test tube. There was a belief in the 1930's that your last breath contained your spirit. Ford did not want to lose this great man's inventive spirit. The test tube is part of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
This is a quick, one page read for literacy, or filler for the last 15 minutes of class, together with follow-up questions. People who liked this story also liked “Who Stole Einstein’s Brain” from Scorton Creek, www.TeachersPayTeachers. This is an excerpt from Kevin Cox’s “123 ½ Weird Wacky (or Otherwise Interesting) Moments of Science”