Trivia Question for February 25, 2016 – Thomas Edison

QUESTION:

True or False

An elephant was electrocuted by Thomas Edison in the early days of electric service?
ANSWER:

FALSE!

Urban legend is that Edison staged the electrocution of a Luna Park Zoo elephant (one already slated for euthanasia), to show the dangers of competitor Westinghouse’s alternating current (AC) system. In the end, though, the long-distance-transmission advantages of AC won out over Edison’s direct current.
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The correct story can be had from the link below:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_(elephant)

Thanks to all that checked into the net. Special thanks to Gary (W6NVY) for use of the repeater.

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