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Nikola Tesla

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. Nikola Tesla

Few people know his name today, and even those who do the words Nikola Tesla are likely to come up with the image of a crackpot rather than an authentic scientist. Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has known. He was is without a doubt a genius who isn’t only credited with many devices we use today, but is also credited with astonishing, sometimes world transforming that are even amazing by today’s standards. Nikola Tesla (born 10 July 1856 Smiljan, Austrian Empire) a Serbian-American inventor and electrical engineer was the first person to prove and perfect the efficiency of AC (Alternating Current). Nikola Tesla had quite an interesting childhood. As a child his mother would make him do daily exercises to strengthen his mental capabilities. These included repeating long sentences back to her, doing complicated mental calculations, and guessing what another person was thinking. His mother came from a long line of inventors, and she herself was quite the inventor. She made all sorts of tools for around the house. Tesla’s father wanted him to be a clergyman, but that changed after Tesla contracted an infection and was bed ridden for 9 months. He asked his father if he got better if he could be an engineer. His father replied that he would send him to the best technical institute in the country. Tesla's interest in electrical invention was likely spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic. She came from a long line of inventors, and she herself was quite the inventor. She made all sorts of tools for around the house. Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, was a priest. After studying in the 1870s at the Realschule, Karlstadt; the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the...
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