Elon Musk & The Oatmeal To Join Forces To Create Tesla Museum
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Internet funny make Matthew Inman is on a mission to fund a Nikola Tesla museum and so far, it looks like his plan is going pretty well. Who the heck is Matthew Inman I hear some of you ask? He is the creator of popular online webcomic The Oatmeal.
Inman found out that an old facility where Nikola Tesla did many of his experiments was getting torn down, he turned to Indiegogo to start a campaign and successfully raised $1.5 million to buy the property. Now he needs another $8 million to convert the property into a full fledged Tesla museum. He reached out to Elon Musk, owner of the Tesla motor group, who famously uses the Tesla name on their cars, to help him fund the product and it looks like Elon may be on board now too!
“You owe us nothing, and you’ve done nothing but good things in the name of Nikola Tesla,” Inman wrote. “But the fact remains: Tesla Motors, a company now worth billions, is using Nikola Tesla’s name, and they’re using his technology, and all we want in return is a little bit of help.”
$8 million is no small task to raise and we wish Matthew Inman all the best in his quest to create this new museum, and since he invented the AC induction system that makes the modern electric cars from Tesla work, we hope Elon lends a big helping hand too.
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