Archive for July 21st, 2007

Thomas Edison – Founder Of Capital Punishment

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

This is very cute: A short history of ‘s public relations campaign to scare the public into believing that ‘s rival power distribution system, alternating current, was more dangerous than Edison’s own, direct current.

Edison tried to demonstrate the "danger" of Westinghouse’s AC system by executing animals though electrocution. His employees publicly executed dogs and cats. Edison’s company even executed an elephant and filmed the electrocution. Edison’s company developed the and Edison promoted it to demonstrate the danger of alternating current.

This short animated history lesson is delivered to you by a cat: