The Tesla Coil
You may have never heard of Nikola Tesla but you’re likely to have seen the Tesla Coil (an electrical resonant transformer circuit) in old horror films. Besides this, Tesla had some other great revolutionary ideas that are sure to get you thinking!
Have a dry shower
With Tesla’s cold fire invention, you may never have to shower again! Tesla came up with the idea of ridding the body of germs by standing on a metal plate and getting a shot of rapidly alternating current of 2.5 million volts. The theory behind this is that due to the conductivity of human skin, germs are rocketed out of the body leaving you squeaky clean.
Controlling the weather
Tesla came up with a brilliant logic that could control the earth’s temperature with a global thermostat. He reasoned that with specific radio waves, one could manipulate the earth’s magnetic fields to achieve huge standing waves. These waves could be used to manipulate wind patterns and therefore the weather. Though Tesla filed several patents, his idea is yet to become a reality that would carefully tuck away tsunamis and cyclones in our history books.
Using X-ray, Tesla built a gun that could shoot huge amounts of x-rays up to a distance of 40 feet. During this time, Tesla and Mark Twain were great buddies and would regularly meet up to blast each other with the X-ray guns! The giant full body maps of Tesla and Twain are still viewed today.
Check out the video and have your mind blown by some of Tesla’s other revolutionary ideas!