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Nikola Tesla: Badass of Science!

By Vadim Newquist Apr 10, 2014

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Some of the most astonishing Tesla stories are dubious claims that have originated from the mythos surrounding Tesla and are either lies or unverified rumor. Amongst these colorful tales is that Tesla invented a steam-powered mechanical oscillator and while experimenting with it Tesla allegedly generated such a resonance that he was forced to use a sledge hammer to terminate the experiment, just as the police arrived. An article was published saying: "Tesla claims that in a few weeks he could set the earth's crust into such a state of vibration that it would rise and fall hundreds of feet and practically destroy civilization. A continuation of this process would, he says, eventually split the earth in two."

Picture by Andres Pirlo.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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