Dark Side of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, the man responsible for everything we use nowadays. Other than being a brilliant inventor was a man with a great sense of humor.


This was manifested from a very young age. One time his mother asked him which aunt he preferred his answer was “the less ugly one”.

However, behind all of this there was a dark lesser known side of Nikola full of secrets. Tesla rarely slept, he claimed that 2 hours of sleep a day was enough for him.

He had a thorough dislike for any kind of jewelry one time he even wrote that one look towards pearls caused him nausea.

He had aversion towards other peoples’ hair and had an obsession with a white dove with whom he insisted he had a special communication.

According to Bernard Carlson, the author of the book “Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age” sometimes Tesla was the most popular guy in town, other times he looked as if he wanted to be alone in a dark hotel room.

His eccentricity was his biggest vice. He invented wireless communication before the beginning of the 20th century, decades before it became an essential part of everyday life.

Tesla died alone, poor and almost forgotten in the famous hotel New Yorker. He learned the hard way that the solely an idea is not enough.

“The inventor must find a way to proclaim his invention, otherwise he won’t change the world” – says Carlson