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rjblue
08-21-2012, 02:30 AM
http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum?c=home

I love reading about Tesla http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla. It's like his life was an extreme science fiction story, but it's all true.

I want to visit this museum.

Oh no! There is an extra i in the word expletive. If a kind moderator reads this post, can you fix it for me.

Buzz
08-21-2012, 02:46 AM
Hehehehe. I love reading about Tesla as well. He was a brilliant but strange man.

MacMadame
08-21-2012, 02:48 AM
I see a Tesla coil every time I go shopping for certain things. (There's one at the Fry's in my town.) It's our own mini-Tesla museum!

Tesla
08-21-2012, 03:42 AM
Tesla! :respec:

michiruwater
08-21-2012, 03:54 AM
That comic is GENIUS

BreakfastClub
08-21-2012, 04:08 AM
That site is hilarious, but ummmmmm..... there is a real Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

http://www.tesla-museum.org/meni_en.htm

I'm going there when I kick off my trip to Zagreb Euros starting in Belgrade. :)

barbk
08-21-2012, 04:17 AM
Fantastic scientist, but truly mad, bad and dangerous to know.

I can only imagine what would happen today if someone conducted an experiment that accidentally destroyed the public utility's generator and took out power to the entire Colorado Springs area. (Probably thrown in the clink by Homeland Security.)

Ziggy
08-21-2012, 04:26 AM
You seriously censored the word 'goddamn' as an expletive? :eek:

Cachoo
08-21-2012, 04:53 AM
Well I think the man needs better pr: I mean the last time I heard his name was in "The Prestige." Meanwhile Edison is here, there and everywhere. Go Tesla!

centerstage01
08-21-2012, 05:06 AM
You must not watch Warehouse 13 on SyFy. He's been mentioned on that show more than a few times and the agents use stun guns that mimic Tesla's idea for a directed energy weapon. Just miniature-sized. :)

Cachoo
08-21-2012, 05:13 AM
I need to watch SyFy more. I liked Battlestar Galatica (loved it actually) but need to give the other programs a chance. And meanwhile BG reruns on the BBC...

hoptoad
08-21-2012, 05:23 AM
That site is hilarious, but ummmmmm..... there is a real Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

http://www.tesla-museum.org/meni_en.htm

I'm going there when I kick off my trip to Zagreb Euros starting in Belgrade. :)

I was going to post that there is also a Tesla museum in Colorado Springs, but according to this 2000 SCIndy article, it's now closed. :(

Today, Tesla is more underground than ever. Last year the 16-year-old Tesla Society went bankrupt, and most of the artifacts it displayed in its small museum on East Bijou Street, replicas of Tesla inventions and models of his lab, were put up for auction.

Most of the museum's assets, scale models of Tesla's lab and replicas of various inventions are now owned by a man in New Jersey who placed the highest bid.

It's a sad turn of events since the society's quirky, hard-to-find museum on East Bijou Street was the only place that tourists and locals could get a hint at what Tesla's lightning machines can do.

Everyday, volunteers gave tours to small groups of amazed onlookers who watched as lightning bolts filled a small room with crackling tendrils of electricity.

Now, the only public remembrance of Tesla's legacy in Colorado Springs is a small, laminated plaque adorning a historic marker that's tucked into a clump of trees on Memorial Park's northern border along Pikes Peak Avenue.

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/the-tesla-files/Content?oid=1109270

skateboy
08-21-2012, 05:32 AM
Tesla! :respec:

Lol I thought this thread was about you!