Catnip is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. The active ingredient in catnip is called nepetalactone which can trigger strange behaviors in cats. Cats don’t actually eat catnip and respond to its taste, but rather, are reacting to the smell. It can be either in a dry or fresh form.
Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He came to the United States in 1884, and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways. He sold several patent rights, including those to his alternating-current machinery, to George Westinghouse.