Today I Learned Thomas Edison Was An Elephant-Torturing Monster

This is the tale of Nikola Tesla, a brilliant scientist who's tragic life story is inexorably intertwined with that of a more well-known figure: Thomas Edison. A man who, despite his status as an American icon, was an unambiguously horrible person. We're talking "electrocuted an elephant to death to make a point" horrible. Just watch.

Today I Learned Thomas Edison Was An Elephant-Torturing Monster

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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