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January 2, 2013


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Most of us know the story of good ole Benjamin Franklin whose constant curiosity led to some of the biggest inventions and discoveries including that lightning is electrical by nature. Apparently, Ben went out one dark and stormy night armed with a kite with a metal key attached to it and poof this led to him inventing the lightning rod.  Which is….? The lightning rod provides the path of least resistance for electricity to travel from from the air to the ground. Ummm, okay. There is the myth that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity which is NOT true. Electricity had already been around for awhile before Franklin became interested in it and started conducting experiments. Harnessing electricity has become essential in the way that we power our modern lives. How do you think...