Ten fun facts about Nikola Tesla
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In Belgrade, Serbia, the Nikola Tesla Museum is dedicated to him, holding over 160,000 original documents, over 1,200 historical technical exhibits and more.
He was a polyglot who spoke 8 different languages, and had an eidetic memory. He could work from memory while inventing something.
Considered to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, he had a hatred for round object, jewelry and an obsession with the number three.
Though he developed a friendship with Mark Twain, he publicly expressed his negative opinion about Thomas Edison after his death in 1931.Fact 5
His older brother Dane died when he was 5, but it is said that preceding his death, he made claims that Tesla had pushed him down the stairs.Fact 6
While he attended his school, his teachers often accused him of cheating since he could perform calculus equations in his head.Fact 7
Though he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1874, he fled to explore the mountains in Tomingaj.Fact 8
In 1880, he had intended to study at Charles-Ferdinand University but since he was too late to enroll, he sat in the lectures without receiving grades for the courses.Fact 9
In 1891, Tesla became a naturalized U.S. citizen, claiming it was more important than any of his scientific honors.Fact 10
He was an advocate for selective breeding, and also believed that women would become the dominant sex in the future. Go to more people facts ❯
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