Posts Tagged ‘thomas edison’

Life Of Nikola Tesla

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Nikola Tesla was one of the great minds of the early electrical era but was ostracized by fellow scientists and died impoverished. Found at YouTube from jeremiahjw.

Famous Inventor Fails

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and even Abraham Lincoln all failed as inventors on their way to fame. Found at Yahoo!

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: