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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!
Posted By Alejandra Owens On July 10, 2009 @ 11:25 am In Entertainment | 2 Comments
As I discussed here earlier, I don’t have a great track record when it comes to wishing living people happy birthdays. So today I’m going to try something a little different and go with celebrating the birth of Nikola Tesla who has safely been dead  for over 60 years.
He was born on July 10th, 1856.
Tesla was an absolute genius who eventually held over 700 patents . You might recognize one of his inventions, a little thing called electricity. He didn’t invent electricity itself, but rather the idea of using alternating current which is what lets all of us use electricity without needing to live 2 miles from a power plant (take that Edison ). Pretty nice contribution there.
He did have some ideas which were pretty far out there  but they can’t all be winners.
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URLs in this post:
 safely been dead: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/happy-birthday-nikola-tesla/
 700 patents: http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jul/tesla.html
 take that Edison: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/nov/15/ac_wins_war_currents_nyc/
 pretty far out there: http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=703
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt8Y93k0pB0
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