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AnonymJun 19, 2013

What Was The Name Of The Famous Inventor Who Electrocuted An Elephant To Discredit His Competition?

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    Jun 19, 2013

    Thomas Edison was the name of the famous inventor who electrocuted an elephant to discredit his competition. He was a brilliant and prolific inventor.

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    Jun 19, 2013

    In 1903 Edison found a perfect candidate to demonstrate the dangers of alternating current. At Coney Island’s Luna Park there was an elephant named Topsy that was slated to be put to death for killing three people–in fairness, one of the people killed by Topsy was his severely abusive handler. Edison set up a public execution of the animal wherein 6,600 volts of alternating current were passed through the elephant’s body, killing it in seconds. It was a grisly scene. Decades later Luna Park would burn to the ground, an event popularly referred to as “Topsy’s Revenge”.

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