Why Nikola Tesla Was the Greatest Geek who Ever Lived


The Oatmeal published a funny and foul-mouthed screed philosophical review, hailing Nikola Tesla as “the greatest geek who ever lived” and crediting him with the invention of radio, radar, transistors, remote control, radio astronomy and wireless communications.

He also called Thomas Edison a “[naughty word] idiot” and a “bloated, misguided [naughty word]” and said that Edison didn’t invent the light bulb.

Thus The Oatmeal joined a proud line of writers, historians and idealists who have concluded that a) Nikola Tesla is underappreciated, and b) there must be a truly evil villain responsible, and that villain is Thomas Edison.

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