Probably the most creative and prolific scientist of the 20th Century, Nikola Tesla was at the forefront of so many scientific disciplines. Yet due to his inability to get on with his fellow scientists he was more or less osterized by the scientific community until after his death. Unfortunately after his death his documents and notes, which allegedly were contained in over 80 trunks, were seized by the FBI under the guise of national security. This was due to his work on a 'Death Ray', a charged particle beam generator he had designed but could find no sponsor to develop the project. Many years later his family managed to regain some of the papers and donated them to the Nikola Tesla Museum. It's also alleged that the FBI have withheld a number of Tesla's Patents, though the recorded list of patents held by Tesla in the USA number over 100!
All his life it appeared that Tesla suffered from autistic tendencies and obsessive compulsive disorders. From only staying in hotel rooms which had numbers that were divisible by 3, to disliking touching round objects and an obsession with cleanliness. Towards the end of his life it seems that his mental health did deteriorate and during this period he theorized on many fantastic and wonderful inventions though there is doubt that some of these could have been put into practice, others claim that the FBI are withholding these papers that were light years ahead of his peers. Remember this is the man who taught Edison that he was wasting his time with direct current and attempted to teach him about Alternating Current, Edison later agreed that Tesla was correct.
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