Edison Kills An Elephant

We all know Thomas Edison, world renounced for all his inventions, and also for being the reason not many people talk about  Nikola Tesla. The two were constant competitors. Edison wanted the world to use his Direct Current (DC) instead of Tesla’s Alternate Current “AC”, so to prove to the public how “unsafe” Tesla’s idea was, he got an idea. . .

Topsy the Elephant was an elephant who part of the attractions at Coney Island. Because she had killed some people, including her abusive trainer, she was sentenced to death by hanging, because apparently they used to do that. But Edison requested that they use Tesla’s AC, while he filmed it.

On 4 January 1903, Topsy was killed using 6,600 volts of AC electricity

Even though it only proved how sick and twisted Edison was, the public wanted nothing more to do with Tesla’s AC current, and we’ve been using the current of a psychopath ever since.

Tesla ended up eating crackers and talking to imaginary birds.

Below is the disturbing video Mr. Psychopath made that day.

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About Trevor Boot

I’ve been officially writing since 2004, when I was 15, but I started writing for fun now and then in 2001, when I was 12. I mostly wrote short stories and poems, but then in 2008, I wrote my first novel, titled Xangsburgh. Before this, my writing never really had any direction. I would just write independent stories that had no connection with each other, so I always had to start over from scratch. With Xangsburgh, I had a fictional city I could base all my stories in, with the stories building on each other. For me, that made writing easier, because now I don’t have to start from scratch every time. I could use Sheriff Brock without having to introduce him every time. In 2011, I realized I really enjoyed taking pictures. Several of my friends would comment that my pictures were near-professional quality. So on top of my writing, I’m also an amateur photographer. In 2014, I published Xangsburgh, as well as a photo book with some of my favourite photos I have taken, and a book of poems I’ve written between 2001 and 2013.
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