most people know about edison’s dislike of tesla, but did you know that dislike was expressed primarily via light bulbs? it’s true

tesla fired back with a form of alternating wireless energy he called GTHEC (go-to-hell-Edison current). a variant on AC, the current switched directions in morse code to the pattern “E-D-I-S-O-N-C-A-N-S-U-C-K-I-T”

edison’s first wax cylinder recording was not a song, but directed at tesla and historically known as “his master’s fart”

a mired-in-financial-ruin tesla responded by dying of heart failure alone in a hotel in 1943