He was so obsessed with making DC the standard that he went to some pretty extreme lengths to show up Westinghouse and Tesla including electrocuting cats, dogs and an elephant — with AC of course. But there is more as Pinky explains in “Thomas Edison Hates Cats.”

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  1. BrianR says:

    Interesting. I guess this is why Eveready batteries had a logo with a cat and the line “Nine lives”. DC power of course. :)

    Another cool fact is that Tesla was developing a way to deliver electricity WIRELESSLY. aka Tesla Effect He was going to use the ionosphere as a global distribution network. I wonder sometimes if he had succeeded if he could have burt the ionosphere off Earth and hastened global warming.

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