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Who Is Nikola Tesla?
Nikola Tesla, a Serbian scientist (born in Smiljan, Croatia) maybe the greatest genius since Leonardo da Vinci. Few people even know that the man who invented the 20th century even existed (at the time of writing this article). Many of his ideas and inventions were credited by others. Nikola invented X-rays (credited to Roentgen), radio (credited to Marconi), the microwave oven, speedometer, automobile ignition system, basics behind radar, fluorescent bulb, electron microscope, neon lights and on top of all Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls (invented alternating currents).
Nikola Tesla Facts
Tesla’s biggest competitor Thomas Edison, did everything to erase Nikola Tesla from the history books and to reject his alternating currents idea. Tesla’s ideas were so extreme that scientist community thought he was lunatic and on many occasions laughed at his theories. He believed that both voice and image can be transmitted through the air (in the late 1800’s), which was of course true since we have wireless Internet today.
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TIL when George Westinghouse fell into financial problems and asked Nikola Tesla for relief from the royalties Westinghouse agreed to, Tesla tore up the contract that would bring him millions. "I’m not interested in money, I’m interested in leaving something behind for the humankind". from todayilearned
TIL that Nikola Tesla used to feed pigeons, bringing injured ones into his hotel room to nurse back to health and one time spending over $2,000 to fix a pigeon’s broken wing and leg, including building a device that comfortably supported her, so her bones could heal. from todayilearned