Elon Musk donates $1 million to Nikola Tesla museum after webcomic calls him out

We all owe Nikola Tesla a debt of gratitude: the Serbian-American inventor was integral in designing the alternating current electrical supply systems that power the modern world. But Elon Musk owes Tesla more than most — the billionaire Musk named the electric car company he co-founded after the inventor. Yesterday, on the day that would’ve been Tesla’s 158th birthday, Musk showed his appreciation for the man by pledging a million dollars to help build a Tesla museum.

The pledge was prompted by Matthew Inman, who created webcomic The Oatmeal, and organized a successful crowdfunding campaign to purchase Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab back in 2012. The campaign, to which Musk donated $ 2,500 after his car company was called out by name in the a…

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