Thurday Brain Teaser
"He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and as did his parents and grandparents, he taught speech and worked with the deaf in several schools in New England. Trying to find a way to transmit speech, he invented what is now a common household item in 1876. In honor of his accomplishments, several telecommunications companies carry his name."
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