63 Facts About Nikola Tesla

1. Nikola Tesla wrote a number of books and articles for magazines and journals.

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2. Nikola Tesla believed that the League of Nations was not a remedy for the times and issues.

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3. Nikola Tesla made predictions about the relevant issues of a post-World War I environment in a printed article, "Science and Discovery are the great Forces which will lead to the Consummation of the War".

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4. In 1926, Nikola Tesla commented on the ills of the social subservience of women and the struggle of women toward gender equality, and indicated that humanity's future would be run by "Queen Bees.

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5. Nikola Tesla has not, but only attributes and these are of our own making.

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6. Nikola Tesla was generally antagonistic towards theories about the conversion of matter into energy.

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7. Nikola Tesla was quick to criticize clothing; on several occasions, Tesla directed a subordinate to go home and change her dress.

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8. Nikola Tesla was asocial and prone to seclude himself with his work.

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9. Nikola Tesla never married, explaining that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities.

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10. On one occasion at his laboratory, Nikola Tesla worked for a period of 84 hours without rest.

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11. Nikola Tesla claimed never to sleep more than two hours per night.

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12. Nikola Tesla typically did not make drawings by hand but worked from memory.

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13. Nikola Tesla related in his autobiography that he experienced detailed moments of inspiration.

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14. Nikola Tesla read many works, memorizing complete books, and supposedly possessed a photographic memory.

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15. Nikola Tesla was an elegant, stylish figure in New York City, meticulous in his grooming, clothing, and regimented in his daily activities, an appearance he maintained as to further his business relationships.

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16. On 7 January 1943, at the age of 86, Nikola Tesla died alone in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel.

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17. Nikola Tesla went on to tell reporters his oscillator could destroy the Empire State Building with 5 lbs of air pressure.

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18. In 1935, at his 79th birthday party, Nikola Tesla covered many topics.

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19. Nikola Tesla tried to interest the US War Department, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia in the device.

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20. Nikola Tesla never revealed detailed plans of how the weapon worked during his lifetime, but in 1984, they surfaced at the Nikola Tesla Museum archive in Belgrade.

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21. At the 1934 party, Nikola Tesla told reporters he had designed a superweapon he claimed would end all war.

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22. At the 1932 occasion, Nikola Tesla claimed he had invented a motor that would run on cosmic rays.

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23. Nikola Tesla received congratulatory letters from more than 70 pioneers in science and engineering, including Albert Einstein, and he was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

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24. Nikola Tesla would walk to the park every day to feed the pigeons.

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25. Nikola Tesla was incorrect in his assumption that high frequency radio waves would penetrate water.

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26. Nikola Tesla attempted to market several devices based on the production of ozone.

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27. Nikola Tesla spent most of his time trying to perfect the Tesla turbine with Hans Dahlstrand, the head engineer at the company, but engineering difficulties meant it was never made into a practical device.

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28. Nikola Tesla went on to have offices at the Metropolitan Life Tower from 1910 to 1914; rented for a few months at the Woolworth Building, moving out because he could not afford the rent; and then to office space at 8 West 40th Street from 1915 to 1925.

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29. Nikola Tesla mortgaged the Wardenclyffe property to cover his debts at the Waldorf-Astoria, which eventually mounted to $20,000.

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30. In June 1902, Nikola Tesla moved his lab operations from Houston Street to Wardenclyffe.

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31. Nikola Tesla continued the project for another nine months into 1902.

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32. Nikola Tesla made the rounds in New York trying to find investors for what he thought would be a viable system of wireless transmission, wining and dining them at the Waldorf-Astoria's Palm Garden, The Players Club, and Delmonico's.

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33. Nikola Tesla had an agreement with the editor of The Century Magazine to produce an article on his findings.

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34. Nikola Tesla expanded on the signals he heard in a 9 February 1901 Collier's Weekly article "Talking With Planets" where he said it had not been immediately apparent to him that he was hearing "intelligently controlled signals" and that the signals could come from Mars, Venus, or other planets.

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35. Nikola Tesla mentioned them in a letter to a reporter in December 1899 and to the Red Cross Society in December 1900.

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36. Nikola Tesla took the opportunity to further demonstrate "Teleautomatics" in an address to a meeting of the Commercial Club in Chicago, while he was travelling to Colorado Springs, on 13 May 1899.

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37. Nikola Tesla tried to sell his idea to the US military as a type of radio-controlled torpedo, but they showed little interest.

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38. In 1898, Nikola Tesla demonstrated a boat that used a coherer-based radio control—which he dubbed "telautomaton"—to the public during an electrical exhibition at Madison Square Garden.

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39. Nikola Tesla incorrectly believed that X-rays were longitudinal waves, such as those produced in waves in plasmas.

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40. Nikola Tesla may have inadvertently captured an X-ray image—predating, by a few weeks, Wilhelm Rontgen's December 1895 announcement of the discovery of X-rays when he tried to photograph Mark Twain illuminated by a Geissler tube, an earlier type of gas discharge tube.

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41. Nikola Tesla told The New York Times "I am in too much grief to talk.

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42. Nikola Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator AC generator.

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43. Nikola Tesla patented it in 1893 and introduced it at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition that year.

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44. On 30 July 1891, aged 35, Nikola Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

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45. Nikola Tesla found this new discovery "refreshing" and decided to explore it more fully.

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46. Nikola Tesla found it a frustrating period because of conflicts with the other Westinghouse engineers over how best to implement AC power.

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47. Nikola Tesla worked for the rest of the year obtaining the patents that included an improved DC generator, the first patents issued to Tesla in the US, and building and installing the system in Rahway, New Jersey Tesla's new system gained notice in the technical press, which commented on its advanced features.

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48. Nikola Tesla had previous run-ins with the Edison company over unpaid bonuses he believed he had earned.

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49. Nikola Tesla began working almost immediately at the Machine Works on Manhattan's Lower East Side, an overcrowded shop with a workforce of several hundred machinists, laborers, managing staff, and 20 "field engineers" struggling with the task of building the large electric utility in that city.

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50. The company had several subdivisions and Nikola Tesla worked at the Societe Electrique Edison, the division in the Ivry-sur-Seine suburb of Paris in charge of installing the lighting system.

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51. In 1881, Nikola Tesla moved to Budapest, Hungary, to work under Tivadar Puskas at a telegraph company, the Budapest Telephone Exchange.

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52. Nikola Tesla arrived too late to enroll at Charles-Ferdinand University; he had never studied Greek, a required subject; and he was illiterate in Czech, another required subject.

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53. On 17 April 1879, Milutin Nikola Tesla died at the age of 60 after contracting an unspecified illness.

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54. Nikola Tesla spent his spare time playing cards with local men on the streets.

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55. Nikola Tesla moved to Maribor, where he worked as a draftsman for 60 florins per month.

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56. In December 1878, Nikola Tesla left Graz and severed all relations with his family to hide the fact that he dropped out of school.

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57. Nikola Tesla said that this contact with nature made him stronger, both physically and mentally.

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58. Nikola Tesla finished a four-year term in three years, graduating in 1873.

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59. Nikola Tesla credited his eidetic memory and creative abilities to his mother's genetics and influence.

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60. Nikola Tesla built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first ever exhibited.

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61. Nikola Tesla worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own.

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62. Nikola Tesla emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen.

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63. Nikola Tesla 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.

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