Thomas Edison: Electrocuting an Elephant

During the early part of last century, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison had a tense rivalry, traveling the country promoting the benefits and dangers of AC vs. DC power. As part of the scare tactics against Alternating Current, Edison’s employees used to electrocute animals, including this elephant.

See the Wikipedia entry on War of the Currents for more info.

Posted on October 26, 2006 at 9:14 am.