The American judicial authorities of the 19th century intended to find a new way of humanity to replace the cruel hang of the past.
At that time, Edison and Tesla were engaged in a heated debate about whether DC or AC was good. Edison used this opportunity to invent a new electric chair. He wanted to prove the danger of AC to wipe the Tees. Pull.
However, in front of the media, the first demonstration of the electric chair was unsuccessful. The prisoner died cruelly instead of electrocution. The public also remembered Edison, the inferior electric chair and its inventor.