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Who was Nikola Tesla – the genius of the 20th century

Tesla in the workplace

Without Tesla we would have no electricity, and the world would not be as developed as it is today. The man who defeated Edison and who introduced us to a new world.
Meet his biography, which we downloaded from:https://mcnikolatesla.hr/about-nikola-tesla/

Inventor, electrical engineer and phisicist Nikola Tesla was born at midnight between the 9th and 10th of July 1856 in the village of Smiljan near Gospić. He comes from an Orthodox family. His father Milutin was an Orthodox priest, his mother Georgina (Đuka) also comes from a family of Orthodox priests. He had four siblings: three sisters Angelina, Milka, Marica and a brother named Dane.

Tesla started school in Smiljan where he finished what was known as Krajiška trivijalka, he learned German, mathematics and religion. After moving to Gospić he carried forward with elementary school finishing Pripremnu osnovnu školu and Lower real gymnasium. From Gospić he left for Rakovac located near Karlovac and finished Higher real gymnasium. While in Graz he attended the Polytechnic university with a scholarship from the Military frontier but lost his scholarship after the Military frontier fell apart and never finished his second year at university. He started playing cards and gambling to try and make up for the financial loss however doesn’t manage and decides to leave university before entering his third year. For a short while he worked in Maribor and after the death of his father in 1879 he moved back to Gospić where he worked in the Real gymnasium of Gospić. In 1880 he tried to enroll in university in the city of Prague yet isn’t accepted and a year later he begins working in Budapest constructing the first telephone network.

While living in Paris Nikola Tesla began working for Edison’s company (Continental Edison Company) and during his stay in Strasbourg in 1883 he constructs his first model of the induction motor. Upon return to Paris he is referred to Thomas Edison by Charles Batchellor. Nikola Tesla left for New York in 1884 and begins to work for Thomas Edison in America. After his disagreement with Edison in 1885 he decides to start his own company called the Tesla Electric and Manufacturing Company. A year later his company goes bankrupt and Tesla is forced to finance himself doing hard manual labour. In 1887 he starts a new company called the Tesla Electric Company and registers his patents: the multiphase motor system of transmitting electrical energy, the induction motor, generators and transformers. A year later, in 1888 a partnership between Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse begins and he sells his alternating current patents for a million dollars (though according to some sources he only received 60,000 dollars).

Tesla returns to Europe and visits his homeland of Lika for the first time after he had left for America. In 1890 he begins researching high frequency currents and a year later he constructs the Tesla coil (tranformer). His second visit to Europe was in 1892 and after his mothers funeral he visits the cities of: London, Paris, Zagreb, Budapest and Belgrad. In 1893 the world exposition of electrical engineering was held in Chicago and Tesla had the chance to show off all of the advantages of alternating current. A fire in 1895 destroyed his laboratory and Tesla never had the chance to publish his work with electrons and x-rays.

The door opens and out steps a tall figure – over six feet high – gaunt but erect. It approaches slowly, stately. You become conscious at once that you are face to face with a personality of a high order. A winning smile from piercing light blue gray eyes, set in extraordinary deep sockets. Fascinates you and makes you feel at once at home. You are guided into an office immaculate in its orderliness. Not a speck of dust is to be seen. No papers litter the desk , everything just so. Dressed in a dark frock coat, he is entirely devoid of all jewlery. No ring, stickpin, or even watch chain can be seen. Tesla speaks – a very high almost falsetto voice. He speaks quickly and very convincingly. It is the man’s voice chiefly which fascinates you. As he speaks you find it difficult to take your eyes off his own. Only when he speaks to others do you have a chance to study his head, predominant of whcih is a very high forehead with a bulge between the eyes – the never failing sign of an exceptional intelligence. Then the long, well-shaped nose, proclaiming the scientist. Hugo Gernsback

In 1896 the first hydroelectric plant is commissioned at the foot of Niagara Falls and used Tesla’s patents of alternating current. He first demonstrates the remote control in 1898 and continues his research with high frequency and high voltage currents. In 1899 Nikola Tesla decides to move his laboratory to Colorado Springs where he works for a year. After his time in Colorado Springs he moves to Long Island and  starts construcing his system of wireless transmition of electricity but never had the chance to finish his research because J.P. Morgan refused to continue to finance him. In 1907 he presents the bladeless turbine and continues on with his inventions in engineering from 1910 to 1922.

In 1919 Tesla’s autobigraphy „My inventions“ was first published. He registers his patents in a multitude of areas, for example, the patent for vaccumizing, an vertical lift off aircraft and works on improving the process of producing sulfur, iron and copper.

He was awarded the Edison medal in 1917 and in 1926 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zagreb. In 1937 and earned two honorary doctorates from the Polytechnic University in Graz and the University of Paris. Tesla spent his life living in hotels and that is where he died. He was found dead in the New Yorker Hotel in New York on the 33rd floor in appartment 3327 he was 86 years old.

12 habits that set Finns apart from the rest of the world


Vast snow forests, polar cold, long nights and the home of Santa Claus … these are some of the first associations that the average person will think of when someone mentions Finland. But this northern country has its secrets that only the people who have visited it or who live there know.

We decided to do a little research and find out the interesting habits of the inhabitants of a country that is considered one of the happiest in the world.

  1. Finns don’t wipe dishes.
1. Finci ne brišu suđe.

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They have special cabinets in which the dishes are dried. They have shelves that look like grates and are usually located above the sink to allow water to flow into it.

2.Finns do not use a dish sponge

Another habit of Finns is related to washing dishes. Unlike the rest of the world, they don’t use a classic dish sponge. They prefer these oblong brushes.


3.It is not polite to ask people how much they earn, but you can get such information at the tax office.

3. Nije pristojno pitati ljude koliko zarađuju, ali takve informacije možete dobiti u poreznom uredu.

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This is a bit ironic. It is considered rude to ask someone in Finland how much they earn. But on the other hand, you are free to call the tax office and ask for information about the income of any person.

4. You probably won’t get food served on your own plate.

4. Vjerojatno nećete dobiti hranu posluženu na vlastitom tanjuru.

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You probably won’t see the individual plates of food served at the Finnish table. In this country, each adult decides for himself how much he wants to eat at a given time. There are usually large bowls from which you take food.

By the way, it’s perfectly fine to take as many servings as you want. But be careful: you should try to estimate how much you can eat, because it’s not polite to leave food on a plate.

5. Finns love life tricks

5. Finci obožavaju životne trikove.

Finns are perhaps the biggest fans of various tricks that save money and time. There is even a word in Finnish – niksi, which means small but useful life tricks. For example, this man came up with the idea of keeping pens in old sausage packaging.

6. Finns love milk and milk products.

6. Finci obožavaju mlijeko i mliječne proizvode.

Finland is definitely not a country for people who are lactose intolerant. Imagine, the average Finn drinks as much as 130 liters of milk a year. Also, with lunch it is quite normal to drink not a glass of water or coca cola, but – a glass of milk!

7.Showers in Finland do not have curtains

Finns are not ashamed of their bodies. If you find yourself in a Finnish gym or pool, don’t be surprised that the showers aren’t fenced off. It is perfectly normal to shower naked next to a stranger.


8. Car-Owners can easily protect their cars from the cold

8. Vlasnici lako mogu zaštititi svoje automobile od hladnoće.

Instead of their cars warming up for 10, 20 minutes, in Finland almost every parking place has an outlet where you can plug your car to warm up faster.

9. Finns are competing who will kill most mosquitoes

9. Finci se  natječu tko će ubiti najviše komaraca.

You may have already heard of the competition in throwing phones and the competition in carrying a husband. But there are more unusual competitions in Finland – who can kill the most mosquitoes. The rules are simple: participants must kill the most mosquitoes in a given period of time. These competitions are organized in the summer, and sometimes become international – so in 2018, a man from Sweden killed 135 insects in 15 minutes and took the victory.

10. There is a national day of failure in Finland

10. U Finskoj postoji nacionalni dan neuspjeha.

This somewhat strange holiday actually wanted to show how failure is taken too seriously and unnecessarily hinders people from making further progress. On that day, many celebrities from Finland in the media problematize and normalize the topic of failure.

11. You can’t pick up or throw someone else’s trash in Finland

11. U Finskoj ne možete pokupiti ili baciti tuđe smeđe.

Finns pay great attention to the environment – by saving water and classified garbage. But if someone decides to clean up the trash in a public place, they may be punished. To clean garbage from public areas – you must complete training and obtain a license, any self-initiated attempt, even with the best of intentions – is considered an offense.

12. According to tradition, Finns wash carpets in rivers.


Of course, Finns, like all modern people, also own a vacuum cleaner, but there is a tradition according to which carpets are washed in rivers. It also represents a kind of moral cleansing – that’s why you can see many Finns going out to the river banks in the spring and washing carpets en masse.

Bunny eats snowman´s carrot nose


A bunny eating a carrot is a typical cartoon story, unless you live in Canada! The Bryant family from the Cambrian Heights suburb of Calgary posted a video of a bunny nibbling a carrot on their snowman. A hungry bunny, tall and white as a snowman, was delighted with the delicious dessert. The Bryant family is now wondering what happened to all the other carrots that were on the snowmen they made … 😀

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Is this possible?


These two men were born on the same day of the same year. They have the same height and weight. On the left is man from Croatia and on the right is the famous actor Vincet Cassel

St Petersburg


We went to St Petersburg in June 2018. This is the part of the year when the so-called white nights start. That is late May and early June when darkness is almost completely absent, and the streetlamps are not lit. Then, the city was beneath a sunset. The biggest experience man can have is watching the biggest attraction of St Petersburg – the lifting of Bridges, which lasts from 1:30 to 5 AM. The city is famous for it. There is a picture of how it looks. There are 580 bridges in the city

The things that you “must do” in St. Petersburg:

  1. Visit the Hermitage World-Famous Museum.

There are about 3 million exhibits: the world-famous works of Rembrandt, Ruben, Matisse, Paula Gauguin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and many other artists are in this museum.

2.Visit the church of St. Peter and Paul – all the members of the Russian Emperor’s family, including the Romans who killed the Communists, were buried in the church. Later, the Russians were buried on the orders of former President Boris Jelcinj in 1998. The room in which the remains of the Romans were buried was dispersed from the rest of the space.

3.Visit Peterhof Palace. The disadvantage of this visit is that you are prohibited from staying long in each of the rooms. The staff who are sitting in the rooms constantly push you to go further. The disadvantage is also the fact that for each part of the Peterhof you have to pay specially. But in spite of all that, Peterhof is for me more beautiful than Versailles.

You will have to take one of the hydrofoil speedboats to get there.

4.Go into a few restaurants. We got recommendations from the apartment owners for two restaurants: Terassa I Korushka. Both are exceptionally beautiful although Terassa is more modern and the clientele is different. I read comments about the restaurant and saw that there are many complaints about the price and atmosphere. It is easily understandable because the prices are really high and the girls look like super movie stars from the red carpet, so many women who are tourists, and who go there in sneakers and everyday clothes, have a sense that they are threatened by the long-legged beautiful Russian women. But the atmosphere and the view of the church are extraordinary! My conclusion is that you ladies should dress up the best that you can and enjoy with your partner a beautiful view of the church! And of course you have to make a reservation for dinner!

This restaurant is near to the famous Nevsky Prospect – the most fabulous street in St. Petersburg. I forgot to say that the restaurant has a view of the imposing Kazan Cathedral!

Everything about the good restaurants you can find here: https://en.ginza.ru/spb/restaurant/terrassa#

5. Canal tour. There is nothing more romantic than a boat tour! You can negotiate for a lower price. For me, the boat tour was one of the most beautiful impressions of St Petersburg!

6. Accommodation – we booked a nice apartment through the internet. The picture says everything. Prices for this apartment are around 600 euros for 4 nights.

7. The night life – the Russians have a good night life on the streets. There are many musicians who stay late into the night. Dancing on the street is a normal occurrence. We did not get any recommendations for a night club but we were warned that we, as strangers, could have problems in night clubs

8. All in all St Petersburg represents one big country in its true light. Everything is so big and powerful and it is guaranteed that you´ll be back from this town full of impressions!

Santorini – 2 Part


What amazing place! Ideal place for vacation, wedding, love……

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Zaklina Berrido Pisano -the sexiest grandmother on Instagram


Zaklina Berrido Pisano is the sexiest grandmother on Instagram. She is woman who looks gorgeous and who has a perfect fashion style. A healthy diet, regular exercise, a life without alcohol and cigarettes are the formula for good looks of this woman.In the era of the Kardashian, she is a real surprise and refreshment – more precisely, she brings us the Paris Chic moment again.
This woman also survived a personal tragedy – her son died in a car accident. In many of her Instagram posts she mentions him as her guardian angel.
If we had to describe this woman in two words, we would use these two words: unique and divine.

Theodora – a prostitute who became an empress


This is the story of an amazing woman that history has forgotten. It is a story about a woman who was the wife of Justinian the Great, who was the ruler of the Byzantine Empire. Also, law students know Justinian through the famous Justinian Code which was the basis for the development of today’s modern law.

All of these are known facts, but is it less well-known that Theodora played a main part in Justinian’s career. One thing is for sure – Justinian would never be Great without Theodora’s intelligence! 

She was born in c. 500 AD. According to some historical documents, it is written that Theodora’s father was a bear trainer at the hippodrome and her mother was a prostitute. The same documents state that Theodora had 2 sisters.

According to Procopius, (in his Secret History) Theodora followed her sister Komito’s example from an early age and worked in a Constantinople brothel serving low-status customers; later, she performed on stage. Source:  Claudine M. Dauphin (1996). “Brothels, Baths and Babes: Prostitution in the Byzantine Holy Land”. Classics Ireland. 3: 47–72. doi:10.2307/25528291JSTOR 25528291.

“Employment as an actress at the time would include both “indecent exhibitions on stage” and providing sexual services off stage.”- Wikipedia

After some time, Theodora became the constant mistress of the ruler of one part of Africa. His name was Hekebol. Discovering that Hekebol was a homosexual, Theodora started a relationship with Doctor Liney.  Hekebol discovered that Theodora had a lover, and banished her to the desert, forbidding anyone to help her. Theodora survived the desert and came back to Constantinople.

Later, by a strange combination of circumstances, she met the future ruler of Byzantium, Justinian.

Justinian fell in love with her beauty and intelligence. Her statement was well-known: three things are needed if a ruler wants that history remembers him as a “Great”: great conquests in war, an introduction of laws and an undertaking of great public works – for example, construction of roads, waterworks, temples, etc.

With these words she determined the direction of Justinian’s reign. In many crisis situations, she saved his empire with her advice. It is known that she played a key role during the rebellion called “Nika”.

From the rebellion “Nika”, until her death, she was the real ruler of the empire. She died at the age of 45 from breast cancer. She ruled for twenty-two years and was married for twenty-four years.

Theodora was one of the smartest women rulers. History has unfairly paid her little attention, but you can read more about this brave and unusual woman in a book by Paul I. Wellman – The Female.

A business woman took billions by fraud and then simply disappeared!


Her name is Ruza Ignjatova, she built the Empire on lies and then she simply disappeared. This woman, in the period of high demand for Bitcoin, convinced other people and many investors that she had invented a new crypto currency that will surpass all other crypto currencies. She named this crypto currency OneCoin. The BBC said that the British spent almost 30 million euros on investments in OneCoin in the first half of 2016. In the period from August 2014 to March 2017, about four billion euros were invested in OneCoin! Investors came from various countries – Pakistan, Brazil, China, Norway, Canada, Yemen and even Palestine.

Where was the problem? Well Ms. Ruza did not provide a blockchain for her currency.

Namely, the idea of digital money existed before, but it also failed many times because people did not believe in it. Bitcoin was the first to solve the problem of secure payment with the help of a special database called blockchain.

Blockchain is like a huge book and the thing works so that every time a Bitcoin transaction is made, everyone who has Bitcoin gets this block chain, that is, a record of the transaction. No banks, government or users can change blockchain data. This means that the chances of abuse and fraud are almost non-existent. Bitcoin cannot be counterfeited, hacked or misused in any way.

Mrs. Rose  did not provide this with her OneCoin. That was not her goal – she just sold the idea to the masses. Based on this idea, her company earned  large sums of money.

She tried to hire a Norwegian blockchain expert – Bjorn Bjerke.

Bjorn told the media the following: I was offered an apartment, a car and an annual salary of  £250,000. I asked what my job would be, and then I was told they needed a blockchain that didn’t exist at all. “How come you don’t have a block chain? You are the company that came up with the cryptocurrency.” They explained to me that they have been operating without a block chain since the beginning.

All this was to be resolved at a large gathering of European OneCoin promoters in Lisbon, scheduled for October 2017.

But on that crucial day,  Ruza did not show up.

FBI documents later showed that Ruza boarded a Ryanair plane from Sofia to Athens two weeks before the congress. From that date, she was missing.

There are various conspiracy theories as to where this lady is.

Some people claim that Ruza got both a Russian and a Ukrainian passport,  that she is constantly on the Russia-Danube route, and that she is protected by the most powerful people in Bulgaria.

Others say that Ruza had several serious cosmetic surgeries and that no one would recognize her today.

Others say she is in London and some claim she is dead.

The fact is that nothing is known about Ruza yet. For now, the only question left is: Ruza, where are you?

My “Cabbage diet soup” diary


I have been struggling with weight for a sometime and I decided to go on a diet. A friend recommended a diet to me, according to which I should lose 8 pounds in a week. Of course, I immediately decided to try her recipe. The name of the diet is the Cabbage Diet because cabbage soup is the main ingredient of the diet. And here is the recipe for the soup:  


  • 1/2 head of cabbage
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1–2 bouillon cubes (optional)


  1. Chop all vegetables into cubes.
  2. In a large stock pot, sauté the onion in a small amount of oil.
  3. Then add the remaining vegetables and cover with water or a vegetable cocktail if you want to add the bouillon cubes or other seasonings.
  4. Cook until the cabbage is tender.

You may season the soup with salt, pepper, hot sauce, herbs or spices. 

And this diet has rules. These are the rules:

Day 1: Unlimited cabbage soup and fruit. Bananas are not allowed!

Day 2: Only soup and vegetables. You may also have one baked potato with butter or oil. Beans and corns are forbidden!

Day 3: As many fruits and vegetables as you can eat, in addition to the soup. Potato, beans, corns and bananas are forbidden!

Day 4: Unlimited bananas, milk and cabbage soup.

Day 5: You are allowed 10–20 ounces (280–567 grams) of beef, which you may substitute for chicken or fish. You may also have up to six fresh tomatoes.

Day 6: Soup, beef and vegetables. Potato is forbidden!

Day 7: You may have vegetables, brown rice and unlimited fruit juice — but no added sugar.

It is strictly forbidden to eat snacks or drink alcoholic beverages!

This recipe seemed very good to me because I knew that every time I felt hungry I could eat soup.

And how was it? Here is my “Cabbage soup diet” diary:

Day 1 – everything is great – I eat as much soup as I want and I mostly eat blueberries, apples and strawberries

Day 2 – soup again and zucchini – lightly fried. I also made myself a salad of peppers, cucumbers and carrots. In the afternoon I felt hungry. I ran to the kitchen to make myself a baked potato. A baked potato has never smelled like that in my life! Uh, everything is easier after eating.

Day 3 – soup again! I already feel like I’ve lost weight, but this soup is already getting on my nerves. I can’t do this!

Day 4 – a banana, soup and then milk with soup. I only ate one plate of soup today. I can’t anymore! I enjoyed milk and bananas and look forward to the next day with meat.

Day 5 – soup and meat. I ate only one plate of soup again. I know I needed more but I really can’t. Now its smell bothers me too. But that’s why I enjoyed the cooked meat. Somehow it seems to me that this diet has awakened my sense of taste.

Day 6 – I don’t have a crisis today. Everything is better. I don’t want to weigh myself. I read somewhere that we can see the effects of a diet the day after its completion. I decided to measure myself only on the eighth day. And so, today I enjoyed meat and tomatoes. I barely ate the soup.

Day 7 –  It`s finally over! The rice was awful but my brain regimen is that this is my last day and I don’t want to ruin what I have done so far.

Day 8 – finally, I weigh myself and SUPRISE – I lost 4 kg (it is about 10 pounds)

Conclusion: the diet works but for the future I think I will turn to some other methods because I can no longer eat this soup. I think I will start drinking teas instead of fizzy juices. If I decide to do something like that, I will write a blog.