Trivia Question for February 25, 2016 – Thomas Edison


True or False

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


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.
The correct story can be had from the link below:

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


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