What experiment was Thomas Edison attempting to do as a child when he burned his father’s barn down?

Thomas Edison wasn’t attempting an experiment as a child when he burned his father’s barn down.

He was merely attempting to start a fire, apparently.

Al, as he was called throughout his childhood, claimed he started it deliberately, “just to see what it would do.”

Good kid, that Al, but keep an eye on him.

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