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Electric truck startup faked its vehicle driving by rolling it down a hill

The company has been accused of filming its truck rolling down a hill and not actually driving.

On Sep 14, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Famous scientists get sweet moves as fighting-game characters

Pixel art is back with a vengeance.

On Feb 29, 2016 by Aja Romano

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The Oatmeal’s Tesla museum is back on Indiegogo

With 41 days to go, this campaign might actually outstrip the previous Indiegogo’s $1.3 million.

On Sep 29, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to new Tesla museum

Musk also promised to build a Tesla supercharger in the museum parking lot.

On Jul 11, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The beginner’s guide to drones

There are no dumb questions here—just drones, tacos, and incredible aerial photography. 

On May 22, 2014 by Aaron Sankin

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10 alien reptoid celebrities who are taking over the Internet

It doesn’t take Godzilla to destroy the world—an ancient alien lizard race got here first.

On May 16, 2014 by Aja Romano

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The Oatmeal campaigns Elon Musk for millions—and it may have worked

2012’s crowdfunding campaign only bought the land for the Tesla Museum. Next up? The main event.

On May 15, 2014 by Chase Hoffberger

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Tesla vs Edison: Learning from Epic Rap Battles of History

Ahlquist and Shukoff’s Epic Rap Battle between Tesla and Edison reveals something crucial about styles of American invention and innovation. 

On Jun 24, 2013 by [email protected]

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The Oatmeal’s “goddamn Tesla museum” is officially happening

The nonprofit behind the Tesla Museum has purchased Tesla’s former property, thanks to a massive fundraiser by The Oatmeal.

On May 10, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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The Internet according to The Oatmeal

Beloved webcomic author Matthew Inman sounds off on Tesla, BuzzFeed, Funnyjunk, and privacy in the age of the Internet. 

On Mar 7, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

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Webcomic saves 14-year-old effort to preserve inventor’s lab

The Oatmeal raises half the money in six days.

On Aug 22, 2012 by Aja Romano

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Online effort to immortalize Nikola Tesla continues with documentary, online museum

The Oatmeal isn’t the only one working to call attention to “the world’s most famous unknown inventor.”

On Aug 20, 2012 by Aja Romano

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The Oatmeal starts fundraiser to save Nikola Tesla’s lab, build museum

Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, is no stranger to fundraising, Now he’s using his popularity to secure the legacy of his favorite scientist, Nikola Tesla.

On Aug 15, 2012 by Aja Romano

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Tesla vs. Edison: The Oatmeal reignites debate

The popular Web cartoonist sparred with Forbes writer Alex Knapp over the respective legacies of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. 

On May 22, 2012 by David Holmes

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