Sunday, November 27, 2005

Nikolai Tesla

"Let me tell you a little something about a man named Nikola Tesla.

Tesla worked for a man named Thomas A. Edison. Edison fired Tesla, many would say over their growing disagreement of alternating versus direct current.

Edison was the innovator of, among many things, Menlo Park. Menlo Park was in New Jersey. That, my dear friends, was a mistake.

Tesla was a large proponent of alternating current, while Edison favored direct current. Tesla tried to explain that alternating current, which does not dissipate over distance, is superior. Edison hired men to walk around with AC crank generator and electrocute dogs. Tesla was busy becoming paranoid of all things circular, and creating his death ray.

Tesla was evicted from his building for, more or less, being a mad scientist. As his research into resonance harmonics progressed, he discovered the frequency at which cinderblock crumbles. He pondered this for a moment, turned around, and stuck his device onto one of his basement apartment's steel support beams.

When the right frequency resonates through steel, it becomes almost like a reed in the wind. When the right frequency resonates through a load-bearing steel I-beam of an apartment building, the building itself becomes very much like a gigantic reed in the wind.

Needless to say, the other tenants didn't like this."

As told, more or less, by Evan R. West.

1 comment:

Ev said...


though im fairly certain the eviction was prior to the paranoia and being fierd