The Dark Side of Genius: The Rise and Fall of Inventor Nikola Tesla

When people hear the name Tesla, they immediately think of Elon Musk’s electric car company. But what many people don’t know is that Musk’s company is named after the greatest inventor of the nineteenth century. Over a hundred years ago, Nikola Tesla began fixing things that weren’t broken.


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He could memorize full books, speak eight languages, and work out full mathematical equations in his head. And while most of the world was still lit by candlelight, Tesla invented the electrical system that now powers almost every home on earth. Although the inventor is responsible for the world as we know it, his genius had a dark side.

So, what exactly made the world’s most underrated and under-credited inventors tick? And what exactly sparked a bitter “current war” feud with Thomas Edison? Let’s find out!

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