Great Minds: Benjamin Franklin: Founding Nerd

Learn the truth about Benjamin Franklin, his experiments into electricity, including the real story behind the kite and the key.

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Sources:
Franklin and the Enlightenment: http://www.atlassociety.org/benjamin-franklin-enlightenment-archetype
http://ecmweb.com/content/age-electrical-enlightenment

Kite Hoax? http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/benjamin-franklins-science

Kite Experiment: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/kite.htm

Original manuscripts http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-scientist.html

Electrostatics: http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/shocking/

http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Benjamin_Franklin.html

Positive/Negative theory: http://www.che.uc.edu/jensen/W.%20B.%20Jensen/Reprints/125.%20Positive%20&%20Negative.pdf

Georg Wilhelm Richmann: http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/georg_wilhelm_richmann

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