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Inventor: Nikola Tesla
The Invention: Tesla's Fuelless Generator
Claimed Effects: An electrical generator
that would not consume any fuel.
Details: An entire article on weird and unconventional inventions
could be devoted to Telsa's work, but one of this most controversial
inventions is this generator that, if it worked as he described, would provide
unlimited amounts of free energy. It was 10 years after he patented a method for
producing alternating current - the type of electric current we all enjoy
today - that Tesla claimed to have devised an electrical generator that did
not "consume any fuel." In 1931, Tesla told The Brooklyn Eagle, "I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device.
More than 25 years ago I began my efforts to harness the cosmic rays and I can
now state that I have succeeded." Although Telsa filed a patent for a device
he called "Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy," (number
685,957), it's doubtful that it was ever built or proved to actually work...
otherwise, we wouldn't be paying any electric bills.
Inventor: Thomas Townsend
The Invention: Anti-gravitic devices
Claimed Effects: Nothing less than
anti-gravity which he demonstrated in flying saucers.