Why Nikola Tesla Was The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

This is an image set that sums up Tesla’s story and the challenges that took place with Thomas Edison.


Sources :

  1. The Oatmeal
  2. Image Credit

40 Responses to Why Nikola Tesla Was The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

  1. Thank you for your homage to my hero.

  2. TY for clarifying. Its sad that he was n ever given is due while he lived.

  3. one thing. he was romanian at heart
    translate this article with google translate
    http://www.istro-romanian.net/articles/art990111.html

  4. Indeed the greatest geek who ever lived.

  5. The greatest geek ever lived.

  6. The greatest geek ever lived.
    thank you, tesla

  7. First of all, THANK YOU for the homage.

    There is something I have been thinking between Einstein’s, Newton’s, and new quantum stuff… I am an arts stundent in Colombia and have had a reflection between the new Higgs Boson discovery and

    I’m amazed of his only one patent. The one having his noticing that air carries electricity (maybe what Edison said was his nonsense and what for he shooshed him constantly: CRAPPY THOMAS ALBA EDISON). I recall cause it amuses me: that there is electricity in air. That transparency of air might have something to do with the fact that light IS visible. That Light IS a conceived electric current, and in a certain way, close to Einstein’s later theory and inside Tesla’s eyes, that it (light) TRAVELS. Then, that rather than being inmediate, it goes forth: discovery that by the time, though had been achieved, had none close fact with the inverse of light carrying electricity. Now then, that he beyonded it, and he considered that there are spectral orders of covalent currencies just by light floating. That light and electricity carry the safeness of some places and the equivalence and diference between a habitat and an inhabited place. Something much more close with lights interaction and common life of ours. Also, a whole of discovery much much more mature and -by the hand with Einstein’s and Heissenberg’s theories, regarding the superficial tension between lights expansion and its original source, which may again be recomposed from a reflection. Amazing discovery, that one of Tesla. I consider it of a Nobel price though he is now dead: money which may be of help for countries as mine (or please, not me being daydreaming)….

  8. wow have my eyes ever been opened…..

  9. Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia and he used to say that he is proud with his croatian homeland as much as hes serbian roots(he visited serbia only once ih hes entire life) but most of all he was the citysen of the world. If j.p. morgan wasnt so greedy and finance Teslas project of free energy the world will be nice, clean and healthy place for living

    • nemanja zlatkovic

      branko ne seri.Tesla made a speech on University in Belgrade thats named after him,and said: “Be proud you r Serbian.Learn and share your knowledge to the world.Show them how great is Serbian passion to creating” Tesla quote in Belgrade around 110 years ago.Croats just cant let go that he is sole Serbian and always will be.thank u

    • @nemanja ne kenjaj.bio njegov govor u beogradu ovakav ili onakav to ne mijenja činjenicu da je srbiju u životu posjetio samo jednom(1)! kao ni činjenicu da nije govorio ekavicom- dakle govorio je hrvatski ; )
      Tesla was speeking croatian- not serbian language.

    • Tesla was born in Austrian Monarchy, province Croatia. But he was Serbian.

    • On Tesla’s funeral and his last wish was serbian song “Tamo Daleko”(“Far Away”). Just listen and you’ll understand “There far away, far away from the sea, There is my village, there is Serbia!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDPvNWBCZQ

  10. tesla was croat so he was speeking croatian, not serbian language…im suprised that you don’t know that beside all that

  11. What would you guys do if Tesla was alive today?

    heard of Eric Dollard?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y11lXSB3KrY

    indiegogo.om/ericdollard <- our best hope for wardenclyffe 2.0

  12. Stoko balkanska, svađajte se negdje drugo.

  13. Tesla nije bio ni Srbin ni Hrvat, on je jednostavno bio covek celog covecanstva…nije pripadao nikome i pripadao je svima. Nema svrhe svadjati se kojeg je porekla bio Tesla,meni je samo drago kad ovi amerikanci konacno mogu da vide sta je Tesla uradio za njih i sve nas….nemojte da ste sitne duse!

  14. See this will be an act of hatred and generalization, but then again that’s all Tesla ever gotten from these fools. Had there been a country, where people weren’t sheeps following a leader, and that offered all the possibilities a economically stable (A.K.A. Rich) country like the United States provided, this world would have been nothing like it is today. Nikola Tesla invented 100 years ago what runs our world at the moment. And that despite everyone believing he was a fool. Now imagine where the Human would have been if someone had listen to his ideas.

  15. He’s awesome – come see the Graphic Novel we’re creating on his life/work! http://www.facebook.com/graphicbiotesla

  16. Very neat Balkanic dispute about his origins :) I pretty much like the Romanians claiming him :D. Hey, he worked some years at Budapest, so he is Hungarian :DDDDDDDDDDDDD. Dont take me serious on this. :)

    Anyhow, the guy shaped our today world. 100 years ago. Amazing.
    And one more thing.

    Westinghouse trusted Tesla, and T. built him the AC generators on the Niagara Falls to produce AC current. And it was mega succesful, first with industrial consumers.
    Edison-influential at that time was so enraged that when his men worked on the electric chair (fuck yeah) he tried to spread the word “to westinghouse” instead of using the word, “electrocution”. Of course, the chair worked with AC. Of course, this word comes from “electric execution”

    So I would recommend to the author one more line under the name of Edison…

  17. You monstrous chauvinist peckerdicks, your attitude is exactly what drove him out of this shithole you call vukojebina, each in your own specific dialect. Even if he was one of your compatriots, pick a fucking nation yourself morons, what the fuck does that have to do with you personally or the reality you are in at the moment. Cretins!

  18. Excellent info and cómic!!!! Wow!!!

  19. Eric Dollard is the new tesla please support him
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y11lXSB3KrY
    indiegogo.om/ericdollard <- we have a chance :)

  20. Tesla was an American, not Serbian or Croatian. If he stayed in your crapy little Balkan countries, none of this would ever be accomplished. You two (Branko & Nemanja) are pure examples of why things over there will never get better. Shame on you. Seronje balkanske.

  21. Tesla level understanding of Physics is here for everyone. And it’s completely Free… http://tetryonics101.com THIS IS BIG NEWS>>>

  22. I am so proud that we had Tesla, I am from Macedonia and I am not proud that he was from Balkans I am proud that we had him in this world wherever his origins were from. Just imagine our world today if Tesla didn’t exist. So any stupid disputes between you two Croatian and Serbian are just nonsense, 20 years ago you would call yourself brothers. If there is something that is fucking up Balkans it is our behavior. We can live in a fucking paradise but with ASSHOLES like you that is not possible. Great job Oatmeal on doing this research so people can read and the will know who was really Tesla and what he did for us, just imagine in what kind of world we would live today if his legacy was continued and if all of his projects were not stopped by the corrupted, money-loving, power-demanding Americans.
    TESLA, THANK YOU!

  23. Some mild inaccuracies. For example, it is not proven that Tesla died celibate; it’s believed to be so because he could not abide the touch of human hair, and this was an era when shaving one’s, er, bathing suit area was not common.

    Also, the tale of the “earthquake machine” almost destroying a New York neighborhood is mere legend; the reality is that he was experimenting with resonant frequencies, and discovered the frequency of the metal framework of the New York apartment building he lived in at the time. He then constructed a device from a wind-up alarm clock that could vibrate at that frequency. Needless to say, when the building began to unaccountably shake, his neighbors knew instantly that Nikola was messing about in his lab again, and called the police to stop him.

    And he didn’t withhold his free energy because he was afraid of someone stealing his ideas – as his entire career showed, he never even realized someone would steal the next idea until it was too late. As mentioned later in the article, he lost the funding to build the first projector when his backer, J. P. Morgan, realized that there was no possible way to charge the users of the wireless power.

    (As an amusing side-note, there’s a role-playing game in which people can move from one timeline to another, seeing alternate versions of the world. One of the worlds commonly visited is one in which Tesla did not have his terror of spheres; thus, his first date with Morgan’s daughter did not end in disaster, as it did in our world when he saw her pearl earrings. In that world, Tesla went on to receive backing for his inventions from his father-in-law, and support from his wife, and created a world filled with wonders straight off the covers of pulp sci-fi magazines – spaceships, electric cars running on wireless power, intelligent robots, all that fun stuff. The world is code-named Gernsback-2.)

  24. He died virgin…enough said.

    • Pitiful monkey… You thin, that sex is the most important thing in life… I feel sorry for the people like you…

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