Nikola Tesla: getting to know the man who is behind it all


Nikola Tesla, a Serbian- American inventor worked for Thomas Edison in the beginning of his career. He fixed motors and DC generators. However, when he asked Edison for a compensation for all his contribution, Edison laughed and said,” Tesla, you don’t understand our American humor.”

Tesla went to work on his alternating current electrical system and disappointed Edison, who was promoting on his direct electrical system. Comparing both, the former had system  only require thinner wires and could transmit electricity in far places. The latter need a power plant in every square mile and could only transport electricity in nearby places.

Families near Edison’s laboratory noticed that their pets were missing. This was because Edison paid schoolboys 25 cents a head for live dogs and cats. He then electrocuted these animals using Tesla’s alternating current, so that it can make it seem to people that the latter’s invention is not suitable for home use.

Marconi, the Nobel Prize winner for his invention of the radio simply based his work on Tesla’s inventions.  As stated by Tesla, he said “Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents.”

On the lighter side of things, let’s talk about Tesla’s love life. Well, this guy focused his time and energy on innovations for the greater good. He somewhat found love in a hopeless place.  As quoted below:

“I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years.  But there was one pigeon, a beautiful bird, pure white with light gray tips on its wings; that one was different.  It was a female. I would know that pigeon anywhere. No matter, where I was that pigeon would find me, when I wanted here I had only to wish and call her she would come flying to me. She understood me and I understood her.

I loved that pigeon.

Yes, I loved her as a man loves a woman, and she loves me. “

Above all, this guy is an absolute genius. No fuss, just pure science.


Hidden Diabolic Hymns and in Print


Initially, archival accounts showed that the forefather of produced and recorded sound was the phonograph also known as the record player or gramophone. Moreover, such breakthrough was the brainchild of Thomas Edison in the year 1877 yet in 1878; Edison realized that songs played astern had a contemporary and euphonic appeal and this can be achieved by simply placing the phonograph needle on the record and simultaneously spinning it counter clockwise. Furthermore, the 1950s marked a renowned musical development, which signified milestones like the experimental Musique concrète (concrete music) composed of arranged manipulated pre recorded or generated sound, thus, giving way to the bulky audio-cassette recorders with a size of a typewriter. However, Mohawk created the Midget Recorder, otherwise known as “The World’s First Battery-Operated Pocket Tape Recorder”.

Through time, backmasking became a prevailing style in embedding hidden messages, diabolic information, censor obscene language and engage masses in jocular acts. An example of which was the Beatles’ song Revolution 9 wherein the song played backwards revealed a line about Paul McCartney’s alleged death. Next, Led Zeppelin’s infernal dictations were found hidden in his songs as it was played backwards, which was jointly investigated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Third, today’s generation also had a fair share of backmasking artists in an instance Britney Spears’ 2011 song “Till the World Ends” back masked an explicit word for it to be applicable to targeted listeners. Fourth, comedic rearward lyrics were used by the Napoleon XIV in their 1966 single “They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha-haa!” Nevertheless, breaking the news in the roaring 70s, the British- Australian Hard Rock band , AC/DC admitted upfront to their fanatics that they found fame in Satan and wanted to drag along their listeners with them to eternal damnation.

Furthermore, in order to answer queries of the general public, Greenwald studied the effects of the backmasking phenomenon and criteria was based on whether the backward recorded music will have an influence on the listener and if  it is only based on the subject’s coherence and not through the message itself.  Two groups were able to participate in this study, 34 psychology students and 31 from cognitive class psychology students. At the end, results were able to suggest that although their judgments differ, the dubious effects do not make it genuine.

On one hand, according to Key’s research, subliminal messages are also common in media advertising, for most of the advertiser’s way of drawing attention is through the use of sexual imagery, which takes advantage of the public’s obsession in sex. Thus, using stimulating images such as a naked woman in the Playboy magazine will excite a man’s senses, increasing memory recall.  Another case scenario was a pictorial ad of a liquor brand, stating U BUY, which is spelled backwards. However, aside from that the words “extra special” were also written on the label, which may have promoted the inverted spelling of the words “U BUY”.