This is Nikola Tesla.
According to Wikipedia, he was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.
A reader sent me this photo.
Said it looks like me.
Kinda, I guess.
There are similarities.
Especially the big nose, big ears, dark features.
And our faces are sort of shaped the same.
I found out this picture is from 1890. Which would put Tesla at about age 34. Four years younger than I am now.
Reading up on him, turns out we have other similarities.
He was tall and skinny.
Didn’t sleep much.
Sort of my fancy pants doppelgänger.
But, we have one obvious difference:
He was a genius.
Apparently he was also celibate his entire life.1
So, our brains are in totally different places.
The universe threw Telsa in my path again this morning when I stumbled across this photo:
I can really see much more similarity here. We have pretty much identical builds.
Looks like he could match my size 14s.
Plus, if he was a swimming instructor, we’re both strong swimmers, too.
It’s getting weird.