Franklin’s ‪‎kite‬ struck by lighting

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

On June 10, 1752, Benjamin‬ ‪‎Franklin‬ , one of the Founding Fathers of the United States flew a kite in a storm and managed to show the electrical nature of lighting when the kite was hit by bolt of lighting and could collect a charge in a Leyden jar. Franklin was the inventor of the lightning rod, used to protect buildings.

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Franklin's Lightning Experiment


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