Tag Archives: Nikola Tesla

On Nikola Tesla’s birthday, I think it’s important to remember that he invented the world’s first cotton candy machine…

…Unfortunately, the device never made it in the marketplace, as it was as big as a fucking house. I made this stupid joke to someone today, after stumbling across the above image of Tesla, who, had he not died at the hand of Edison, would have turned 156 today. Unlike most of my stupid jokes, […]

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Edison, Tesla, electrocuted elephants, and the hiding place beneath the stairs

I spent the day with my parents at the Henry Ford museum, experiencing secondhand the hero worship that the great automotive entrepreneur felt for Thomas Edison. We listened to recordings of Edison speaking, contemplated his dying breath under glass and saw the spot under the stairs of hisMenlo Park laboratory (which had been moved from […]

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