Decades later, in a 1939 letter to a 12-year-old, Tesla recalled how his favourite childhood companion, a black cat named Macak, had shocked him into a lifelong fascination with electricity.
"In the dusk of the evening as I stroked Macak's back, I saw a miracle which made me speechless with amazement. Macak's back was a sheet of light, & my hand produced a shower of crackling sparks loud enough to be heard all over the house ... My mother seemed charmed — 'Stop playing with the cat,' she said. 'He might start a fire.' But I was thinking abstractly. Is Nature a gigantic cat? If so, who strokes its back?... I cannot exaggerate the effect of this marvelous night on my childish imagination. Day after day I have asked myself, what is electricity?"
Eighty years later, Tesla noted, this question was still preoccupying him. 💡🤔
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