Tomislav Nikolic is on a campaign. One, he wants the world to know that scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla was awesome. And two, he wants the world to know that Tesla was Serbian. The first part's so far been a breeze. The second part, however, is taking a bit more work.
Nikolic hit a major milestone on his Tesla greatness tour on Tuesday, when he unveiled a statue of Tesla at the scientist's former Wardenclyffe laboratory—the future home of a Tesla museum thanks to an overwhelmingly successful crowdsourced fundraising effort on IndieGoGo. "The strength of Tesla's vision—because you can't forget he died more than 70 years ago—is what influences how the public speaks about Nikola Tesla: with respect," he told The Guardian. "In turn, the public will also speak about Serbia with respect."