Incredible Facts That You Probably Never Knew About Nikola Tesla

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The work of Nikola Tesla has had a profound impact upon the world we live in today. Born into the Austrian Empire in 1856 – in an area which today constitutes modern Croatia – Tesla eventually arrived in the United States. Here, he came up with numerous influential technologies, ultimately establishing himself as a central scientific figure of his time. The man is admired to this very day, yet many aspects of his life remain somewhat obscure. Here’s a look at just a few…

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4. He was born in a lightning storm

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The extent of Tesla’s work was vast, but he’s perhaps most well-known today for his work involving electricity. Fittingly, there are rumors that he was birthed in the midst of a lightning storm. According to this tale, the midwife helping with his delivery suggested that the storm was a sign of bad luck. But Tesla’s mother, on the other hand, proclaimed, “He will be a child of light.”

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