Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
The area that we are passing through today is a birthplace of a famous Croatian scientists Nikola Tesla who lived and worked in the US for most of his life. He was born in a small village of Smiljan that we are zooming by on our way to meet our host in Gospic. His name and work is inspiration for Tesla Motors. The house that he was born in is turned into a museum and a memorial.
I am not too happy about not stopping at the memorial. This is a missed opportunity as Tesla is my hero, so I will leave some links here as a way of paying respect to this great mind and an inspirational personality.
More info: http://nikolatesla.hr/
http://www.mcnikolatesla.hr/izumi-nikole-tesle/ (original patents filed with the United States Patent Office)
A quick rest stop in Rastoke with great views, but one must be on a look out for poisonous snakes (collected here for the antivenom production).