The Ails of Nikola Tesla
If our time digging through history has taught us anything, it’s that the most brilliant of minds come with their own idiosyncrasies. In the case of Tesla, he may not have been as mentally unhinged as, say, Francisco Goya, but did have some peculiarities like an alleged phobia and aversion to pearls, overweight women, and earrings. Unsurprisingly, his likely overly active mind is said to have been a cause of his insomnia and a strange habit of not sleeping for more than two hours a day. The eccentric inventor was also said to have been a germaphobe and suffered from an obsessive-compulsive disorder that kept him strictly organized when it came to his work.