Nikola Tesla celebrates his 155th birthday today, as “his likeness has appeared in film, comics, and his name was adopted by the makers of the first electric roadster.” Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 “in what is now modern day Croatia [and] would go on to study electrical engineering and lay the groundwork for much of the technology that we take for granted in modern society.” Continue reading for a video on the history of Nikola Tesla, sent in by reader Jeremiah (jeremiahjw on YouTube).

[via Geekosystem]