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08 March 2005 @ 10:01 am
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Dumb Things Famous People Said

Nikola Tesla, who invented the alternating current, was considered an engineering genius in the 1930s, a rival for acclaim to Thomas Edison. He was also a stalwart crusader against the evils of chewing gum. Not from a moral stance, but for health reasons. "By exhaustion of the salivary glands," Tesla declared, "gum puts many a foolish victim in the grave." Most people without his brainpower probably didn't realize that.
 
 
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The Irony Maidenghostinmarble on March 8th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Egads. That's dumb. Too bad, too - I always dug Tesla. His biographies are always compelling reads.
mineral777 on March 10th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
gaak I am dying. The chewing gum is killing me. Wait, wait that was a pretzel