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Culture: Elon Musk To Donate $8 Million to Create Nikola Tesla Museum

In an effort to create the Nikoa Tesla Museum, the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has appeared to agree to pay the sum of $8 million. Musk gesture is in response to a request from Matthew Inman, creator of the web comic The Oatmeal. The Oatmeal  published a comic on Tuesday about the Tesla Model S, but this was not just a review on the car, but an elaborate way to ask Musk to fully fund the museum, which will be at the site of Nikola Tesla’s former laboratory in New York.  You can see Musk’s response to Inman on Twitter .

Inman had saved Tesla’s old laboratory with a successful crowdfunding project that keep the laboratory site from being turned into retail outlets, but did not raise the money need to actually turn it into a museum. Instead of trying to crowdsource the money needed to build the museum he reached out to Musk, who is worth billions, but only contributed small amount to the sum of $2,500 to the initial museum effort. Inman wrote, :“I’m asking you to donate again, but this time donate the full $8 million” and it appears to have worked with musk saying, “I would be happy to help” So hear is to hoping that the we will one day be able to visit the historic site and walk through the museum of the great inventor Nikola Tesla.

 

Source:

TechHive

 

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