TIL Thomas Edison electrocuted dogs, cats, cows, horses, and an elephant in an attempt to discredit Nikola Tesla’s work with AC electricity.

Read more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/kb4mw3/thomas-edison-thought-it-was-a-bright-idea-to-electrocute-animals

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  1. Welcome to the party. Fun fact, when that happened women didn’t have the right to vote, nor did “the negro”. It turns out, almost all of history is populated by fucking idiots…… or worse. Realistically I don’t think they were backwater morons, I think they were actually worse than that, I think they knew but were capitalizing on circumstance.

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