Monday, January 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Pigeon Radio

Despite his work that led to the invention of the radio (one disputed with Guglielmo Marconi) Nikola Tesla had nearly devoted the later part of his life to pigeons. He nursed many back to health, and spent two thousand dollars to heal a single white pigeon. 

13 comments:

  1. A real bird lover! I like him even more now :)

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  2. Spending that much money on a bird is pretty awesome!

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  3. 2000 dollars was a ton back then, a ton now but back then wow

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  4. interesting character, sometimes smart people are a bit eccentric.

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  5. Not the biggest fan of pigeons - but definitely interesting!

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  6. oh!!! what a guy!!!...i love pigeons, i've also nursed a few ...but anyway... that's a lot to spend on a bird... it must have been special to him

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  7. he's the biggest scientist ever, the pride and joy of Serbia.

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  8. I knew this post would make Desmond proud :) Mr. Tesla was a true genius and great human being.

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  9. perhaps he fell in loved with such animal

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