Happy birthday Tesla!

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Today marks the 153rd birthday of inventor, engineer and all-around awesome mad scientist Nikola Tesla. A true genius, Tesla came up with dozens of revolutionary inventions, including developing alternating current for electricity, the radio, remote control and, of course, death rays.

Anyone who invents an EARTHQUAKE MACHINE and has to smash it to bits with a sledgehammer to prevent it from destroying the neighborhood is my kind of scientist. He was so far ahead of his time that he accomplished feats of science that we still can’t recreate, even with 100 years of scientific advancements on our side.

He also waged an epic science battle with arch-rival Thomas Edison after Edison wronged him on some earlier work. They just don’t make scientists like him anymore, and for that, we are all poorer.

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Chris Adams
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