(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (7) Nikola Tesla
Tesla continued his Cinderella run through the tournament by knocking off Descarte, but will the electrical wizard be able to drop one of history's most beloved geniuses? Leonardo's got the more diverse rÃ©sumÃ© with top-flight artworks, sketches for flying machines, anatomical studies, early notes on botany, bridge designs, and nearly everything else one could possibly study. Tesla, while far more limited in scope, possibly had an even more profound effect on modern society by figuring out the alternating current that brings the world its electricity. Turning to pop culture is no help in making this decision, either. Tesla may have a metal band named after him, but Leonardo's got his own Ninja Turtle. Both of these fellows shaped the world in positive ways, but who's higher in your genius rankings?
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