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Youve probably heard of Ben Franklin and the kite. But do you know the TRUE story of how his famous experiment changed the world? Heres the tale of how one persons quest for scientific knowledge altered the direction of history.

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Dray, Philip. Stealing God's Thunder: Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America. Random House, 2005.

Franklin, Benjamin. Experiments and observations on electricity, made at Philadelphia in America 1769. https://archive.org/details/experimentsobser00fran/

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