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nicola-teslaNumber 3: Nikola Tesla and Alternating Current:

We will look past the feud between Tesla and others in order to take a closer look Nikola Tesla as a man. Even though there were advances in electricity, few come close to the brilliance of Nikola Tesla. Most do not know that he was a genius mind on the border of insanity. He is most known as the inventor alternating current, allowing our homes to have the electricity we need safely. He is also one of the worst cases of OCD ever recorded. OCD is an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. People living with this are vastly more aware of their mistakes and take their findings more to heart. In severe cases, they are compelled to conduct certain rituals that are specific to that person. In Nikola Tesla’s case, not only was he a mild germ phobic, he was also obsessed with the number three, and before entering a building he would often feel the urge to walk around the block three times. When he had guests, he would take to estimating the mass of his meal before taking a bite. When he finally ate, he would count his jaw movements while he was eating. What’s more, he always used 18 napkins and would not eat alone in the company of a woman. Tesla also developed a phobia of round objects, particularly women’s earrings. Part of his germ phobia is his refusal to shake hands when he met people. He also couldn’t bear to touch hair. As quirky as he was, there is no denying his brilliance, earning Nikola Tesla number three on our countdown