In recent years, Nikola Tesla has been garnering the recognition he rightfully deserves. The inventor and electrical engineer is known for his involvement with Thomas Edison and the AC induction motor.
What’s not so widely known are some of his idiosyncrasies and other strange facts. Here are our favorite ones to share with you!
Unbelievable Nikola Tesla Facts
1 He was fluent in an astonishing eight different languages, including English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and Latin.
2 While he hated pearls, he harbored a deep love for pigeons, and often took injured specimens to his hotel room.
3 One of his many quirks was his absolute hatred of pearls, refusing to talk to anyone who wore them.
4 He split from Edison’s company after a misunderstanding in which Edison promised Tesla $50,000 if he could make improvements on Edison’s equipment; Edison later claimed he’d been joking.
5 He earned an incredible 275 patents over his lifetime in countries all over the world.
6 He was a noted loner, yet managed to foster a close friendship with famous author Mark Twain.
7 He was celibate, believing a romantic relationship would hinder his scientific progress.
8 Born in 1856, it wasn’t until he was nearly 28 when he moved to New York to work with Thomas Edison in electrical engineering.
9 Tesla had Eidetic memory, also known as a photographic memory.
10 He was born while the Austrian Empire was still in existence in what would later become modern day Croatia.
11 It is widely believed Tesla suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Along with his quirks like his attitude towards pigeons and pearls, he was a noted germophobe and had a fascination with the number three. His room at the New Yorker Hotel was number 3327 (3 less than 3330) and was on the 33rd floor.
Nikola Tesla – Limitless Energy & the Pyramids of Egypt
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Tesla held over 300 patents and is responsible for inventing the laser, x-ray, radio, Tesla coil, Tesla turbine, neon signs, induction motor, remote control and many more. Tesla was a brilliant mind, but did not focus his energy on monetizing his inventions and had difficulty socializing.
Nikola died alone in a small hotel in New York. The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day El Giza, Egypt.
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