Yeah, I'm familiar with Edison's elephant killing period.
I also know Tesla marched to his own beat. By his own account he castrated himself to avoid the distraction of sex. On my worst day I'd never attempt to crack my own eggs.
LOL - that was a totally different era of time. Nikola was a big believer in population control and Eugenics, but then again, most people at that time were.
I haven't heard that one before - the self castration.
Edit: Here it is... https://www.uvm.edu/~lkaelber/eugenics/
" American eugenics refers inter alia to compulsory sterilization laws adopted by over 30 states that led to more than 60,000 sterilizations of disabled individuals. Many of these individuals were sterilized because of a disability: they were mentally disabled or ill, or belonged to socially disadvantaged groups living on the margins of society. American eugenic laws and practices implemented in the first decades of the twentieth century influenced the much larger National Socialist compulsory sterilization program, which between 1934 and 1945 led to approximately 350,000 compulsory sterilizations... "