Today is Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, and he just got the best posthumous present ever.
A couple of years ago our friend Matthew Inman (a.k.a. The Oatmeal), tried to help save the Nikola Tesla museum. It worked, thanks to a bit of crowdsourcing and a bit of help from Elon Musk. The Museum needed more help, so Inman turned to Musk who, once again, stepped up.
Last week, we told you that the founder of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, was looking for a way to purchase Nikola Tesla's old tower and make it into a museum. In just one week, his $850,000 fundraising goal has been reached and exceeded. Wow!
It's a word that rhymes with "runt" and remains an obscene word few dare use in public. Rather than give in to this vernacular menace, Matthew "The Oatmeal" Inman's re-purposed it to represent '80s econobox automotive engineering. — Ed.