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10 Unappreciated Geniuses

By Becky Ferreira Jun 13, 2013

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Changing the world is no easy feat, especially if nobody seems to be especially grateful to you for doing it. While some geniuses have been lucky enough to achieve mainstream successes during their own lifetimes, many others find themselves so ahead of the times that it takes decadessometimes centuriesfor the world to catch up. This slideshow is all about those awesome peeps, and be warned, some of these tales are tearjerkers.

Tags: science, slideshows, life, geniuses, nikola tesla, thomas edison

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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