11 Reasons Why You Should Know About Tesla

Nikola Tesla was an amazing man that was ahead of his time! Here are some of the coolest things about him.

1. He’s The Father Of The Modern Alternating Current

He developed the modern alternating current, an efficient way to transmit electricity over long distances. Your computer might even be powered by it right now!

2. That’s Right, He’s The “AC” in AC/DC

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Without Tesla, these guys would just be DC.

3. He Invented The Tesla Coil

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4. They look like they battle

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5. Which Is Perfect Because He Has A Sweet Ride Named After Him

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6. David Bowie Played Him In “The Prestige”

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7. He has paintings of him!

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The greatest geek… ever!

8. Ahead Of His Time, He Created A Drone… in 1898!

He demonstrated his radio-controlled boat to the US Navy more than a hundred years before the first Reaper drones went into service.

9. And He Claimed To Have Invented A Ray Gun

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The press called it a “peace ray.”

10. That’s Right, He’s A Badass

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11. He Went Wireless Before It Was Mainstream

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Called the Wardenclyffe Tower, Tesla attempted to transmit telecommunications and electricity wirelessly in the early 1900s. Unfortunately he never got the chance to transmit electricity wirelessly because his funding got pulled.

How would have Tesla made a wireless electricity transmitter?

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