:Charles Monroe Schulz is an Americancartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts is considered to be one of the most popularand influential in the history of the medium. Although Charles was a shy, timidteenager, he was steadfast and persistent. It is his self-defeatingstubbornness and admirable perseverance in trying his best against all oddsthat made him a popular figure. He can never win a ballgame but continues toplay baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully but continues to do so.Although his drawings were first rejected by his high school yearbook and thenrefused by Disney, he persevered and created the world renowned Charlie Brownand Snoopy, known as Peanut comic, which reflects his own life. Peanuts ran for50 years, and, at its peak, appeared in more than 2,600 newspapers in 75countries. (138字)

  Thomas Edison is considered to be one ofthe most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 US patents under hisname. He is one of the first inventors to apply the principles of massproduction and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore isoften credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.To find a long lasting material for the light bulb, Edison and his team workedfor many years and experienced more than 1,500 failures through the process.However, their research was not hampered by setbacks and their hard work wasfinally paid off in 1879. Using a small carbonized bamboo filament, Edison andhis team were able to produce a light bulb that was able to last over 40 hours.After soughting further improvements, Edison finally filed for US patent 223898in November4, 1879. His invention of the light bulb not only revolutionized thenascent electric industry, but also made electricity viable to mankind. (161字)