The Shocking (Yeah, We Went There) Life Of Nikola Tesla
Today, Nikola Tesla is something of a pop culture meme. Just hearing his name invokes an almost religious appreciation for a man who seemed to blur the lines between science and magic. Though the Serbian-American inventor and futurist has enjoyed a second wind as a legendary genius in our day, he was actually a prolific celebrity in his time as well. Imagine the public eccentricities of Elon Musk coupled with the secrecy leading up to a new Beyonce pregnancy announcement and you’ll get the idea.
But what do we really know about Telsa and his life? How do we begin to separate fact from fiction? What if some of the things the man actually said, did, and invented are harder to believe than the legend?
Let’s pull the two apart in our investigation of Nikola Tesla, a true genius you should thank every time you flip on a light switch.