Did you know that a lot of today’s technology was developed by an eccentric nerd? His name was Nikola Tesla and for a long time he didn’t get much recognition. His more entrepreneurial counterparts got rich off their inventions while Tesla remained poor. He was a fascinating character though. These are 25 Quirky Nikola Tesla Facts You’ll Want To Know.
He was born during a lightning storm. (July 9, 1856)
Tesla was something of an environmentalist, which is why he studied ways to get natural energy from the ground and air.
Although he had quite famous friends, Tesla himself was never all that rich or famous. His more entrepreneurial colleagues experienced more success (like Thomas Edison).
Tesla was really good at playing pool and was even known to hustle people.
Tesla initially worked for Thomas Edison on direct current generators. He later quit to pursue his own idea - an alternating current induction motor. This led to what some have dubbed the "Current Wars."
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