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Famous Person Ice Breaker Party Game

Posted by quotes on August 27, 2007

Party Game – Famous People Ice Breaker 

Have each person write down on a piece of paper their favorite historical figure, movie star or other famous person they admired. 

They then mingle and pretend they are that person without giving out their name.

The other person would have to guess who they were by the end of the conversation…

If they didn’t guess they would show each other their piece of paper.

You limit each conversation to 2 minutes and then yell switch. In 10 minutes, that person will meet  5 other people.

So at your party…..  you can have George Washington conversing with Albert Einstein,  Abraham Lincoln meeting Hank Aaron or Jackie Onassis meeting Paris Hilton..  It can be very creative and bring a lot of laughter to the event.

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Andy Kaplan

eWarrior LLC

www.mediamensch.com

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Thomas Edison Biography

Posted by quotes on August 12, 2007

Thomas Edison

When was Thomas Edison born? He was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio and was the seventh child in his family. Edison was often ill as a child and therefore started school later than he otherwise would have. When he did begin formal schooling, he was easily bored and caught daydreaming by his teacher, which resulted in the teacher’s assessment that Thomas Edison was less than a gifted intellectual. That was the end of his formal schooling after only 3 months! His mother took over instructing him and the rest is history.

As his career began to take off in New Jersey, the Thomas Edison biography will go over many of his inventions, like the Phonograph, the stock ticker and the motion picture camera.

One of the most important things Edison did to create the proper environment for inventing, was to set up the Menlo Park Research Lab in New Jersey. This was the first lab of its kind, set up specifically to find new and better ways to do things. It was an inventor’s paradise. This was a very important part of the Thomas Edison biography, because it is the place where most of his inventions were developed. In fact, the money used to build this facility came from the sale of the rights to the Thomas Edison invention, the Quadruplex telegraph to Western Union for $10,000.

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Benjamin Franklin

Posted by quotes on August 11, 2007

When was Benjamin Franklin born?” January 17, 1706 is the day he was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the 10th son and one of 17 children in his family. Even though he was only able to attend one year of school, Benjamin loved to read and by the age of 12 he was working as an apprentice to his brother James, who was a printer. Ben Franklin would help his brother compose pamphlets and set type, and then sell the products on the streets. The next step in the Benjamin Franklin biography is his escape to Philadelphia. In early America it was frowned upon and even illegal to run away, but Franklin did it anyway in hopes of finding a job as a printer in New York. When that didn’t work, he looked in New Jersey and eventually found work as an apprentice printer in Philadelphia.

He also took note of the incredible financial loss that was incurred by victims of fire, so he helped found the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance Against Loss by Fire in 1752. That company is still in business today.

By 1749 Franklin’s business ventures were thriving and he turned his attention to science and experiments. He had long been interested and involved in science, and had even invented a heat-efficient stove, called the Franklin stove, in 1743. Now he finally had some time to devote to science, and he took full advantage of it. During the early part of the 1750’s Franklin studied electricity. Ben achieved international fame with his kite experiment, which proved the nature of electricity and lightning.

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