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The 15 Nerdiest Rivalries of All Time

By Becky Ferreira Oct 11, 2013

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Nicola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison

Oh, what a nerdy spark-storm. While Tesla has recently been vindicated by history nerds, his posthumous popularity can't make up for the damage done to his career by the conniving Edison. While both men were undoubtedly geniuses, Tesla was by far the superior mind: a fact Edison clearly recognized and exploited. Nothing sums up the shocking "War of Currents" quite like Drunk History's take on it. Warning: THERE WILL BE BARF.

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Becky Ferreira

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

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