I went to the Thomas Edison Museum/home and I saw a waffle maker. I assumed Thomas Edison invented the waffle iron and was very impressed.
This morning in my hotel I got a hankering for a waffle. Apparently the waffle makers weren't heated up enough so the waffle batter got stuck to the waffle makers. I watched the whole scenario as they tried to get the waffle mixture off the waffle makers. I said to myself I don't think I'm going to a get the waffle I craved, and I had cereal instead.
Next thing I knew the waffle irons were fixed and everyone was eating waffles. I made one for myself and commented to an Italian woman on line for waffles that Thomas Edison had invented the waffle iron. She said that's not true, the waffle irons have been around forever. I looked it up and she was right 13th or 14th-century. Mortified? Yes but I was not ready to give up my wrong information.
The correction is: The waffle iron was not invented in 1911 by Thomas Edison. The electric waffle iron was invented then by him.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, like the syrup on my fingers.
IPhone sorry for mistakes.