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Fat-Shaming Eugenicist Will Get His Own Statue in Silicon Valley

Fat-Shaming Eugenicist Will Get His Own Statue in Silicon Valley

Good job internet! Nikola Tesla—a noted promoter of eugenics who hated fat people and once fired one of his secretaries for being overweight—will soon have his very own statue in Silicon Valley!

The Tesla statue's Kickstarter campaign surpassed its goal of $123,000 over the weekend, riding the wave of Tesla boosterism that has helped add dozens of myths to tech history over the past few years.

Universally adored animal lover Thomas Edison was unavailable for comment.

This article originally appeared at Gizmodo.

There Were Plans for 3D Movies Even Before There Were Talkies

There Were Plans for 3D Movies Even Before There Were Talkies

How the 1920s Thought Electricity Would Transform Farms Forever

How the 1920s Thought Electricity Would Transform Farms Forever