Tesla vs. Edison

Back in the late Victorian, Edwardian, and early Diesel eras, two men clashed on the field of scientific battle many of whose inventions would come to define our modern world. History would, by in large, paint a Mr. Thomas Edison in a much more favorable perspective than his rival, Nicola Tesla. Tesla would, however, be adopted by science fiction fans of all walks of life, Steampunks included, as a brilliant inventor who seemed to always get the short end of the historical stick.

Now their battle for scientific supremacy has been immortalized on a t-shit being sold on ThinkGeek, one of my favorite sites for all things shamelessly dorky.

"It is incorrectly noted that Thomas Edison invented 'push-ups' in 1878. Nikolai Tesla had in fact patented the activity three years earlier, under the name 'Tesla-cize.'" - the Fact Sphere from Portal 2

I am totally in love with this t-shirt design, but unfortunately it does not come in a women’s cut, so I don’t think I’ll be getting one myself. Come on ThinkGeek, you of all people should know ladies love science too.

But for all your gentlemen, at least, this shirt is sure to be an excellent addition to your geeky wardrobe. ThinkGeek is selling it for 18.99. Pick one up here.

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2 comments on “Tesla vs. Edison

  1. I’ve been buying a few of the geeky t-shirts when they come up for $10 in the men’s cut and altering the shape a bit for a women’s cut. Nip in slightly at the waist and take in the shoulder seam so it sits on my shoulder instead of my arm. See if you can find a local seamstress that can do this for you cheap!

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