January 4, 1904: Thomas Edison Electrocutes an Elephant
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January 4, 1904: Thomas Edison Electrocutes an Elephant

January 4, 1904: Thomas Edison Electrocutes an Elephant

1904– To show the effects of how dangerous Nikolai Tesla’s Alternating current was, Thomas Alva Edison filmed the electrocution of the elephant, Topsy. This was falsely advertised as the first Elephant to be born in America by the Forepaugh Circus. Topsy was named after a slave girl in the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Topsy was […]

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