Nikola Tesla was an inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist, futurist and all around badass. He was best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. Tesla's was not only a brilliant mind, but he was also a consummate showman as well. Many at the time believed he possessed miraculous powers, and get this - he was even rumored to have invented a "Death Ray", a particle beam weapon capable of zapping enemy planes from the sky.
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor, as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success."