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The Five Random Facts About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was a man way ahead of his time. He's had countless contributions to man kind such as the radio, alternating current, and the electric motor. Not only was he a genius in every sense of the word, he had some amazing insight on the world in general. Here are a few facts about Tesla you didn't know.
1. Tesla and Edison didn't really hate each other

Tesla leaving Edison's company after a broken promise is well documented. However this never really led to a grudge. After a fire destroyed Tesla's lab, Edison opened his doors to allow Tesla to continue his experimenting. Their relationship should be viewed more as a rivalry with mutual respect.

2. He envisioned the idea of cell phones decades before they ever were invented

He was quoted saying;
                "It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages around the world so simply that                          any individual can carry and operate his own apparatus."
Pretty amazing to be able to have this foresight at a time when technology was far behind what it is today. 

3. Tesla had photographic memory

He could memorize anything from books, blueprints to inventions, and could work on his inventions purely from his memory. 

4. Tesla spoke six languages

In addition to speaking his native tongue, Serbo-Croatian, Tesla also spoke Latin, French, English, German, and Italian. 

5. Tesla passed away in the New Yorker Hotel without a penny to his name

His ashes were placed in a sphere because it was his favorite geometric shape and is currently displayed at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade. 

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