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Benjamin Franklin was born in the year 1706 in the city of Boston Mass Ben was a great scientist inventor and politician With all of this going on Ben somehow also found time to be a father to his illegitimate son William who he brought everywhere with him The world today owes a lot to Benjamin FranklinScience was one of Benjamins many interests He was the one who first linked lightning and electricity He did this in 1752 by flying a kite in a thunderstorm The kite was being flown with a key attached to it and when the lightning hit the key the electricity traveled down the metal wire attached to it and shocked him The kite experiment was not his only experiment though he also performed several others to determine certain aspects of how electricity works One of these involved static electricity In this experiment he rubbed a piece of carpet on something metal and then proceeded to touch a metal spike He was shocked by the spike Being shocked proved that electricity cold be made by friction This experiment also paved the way to the invention of the generator While Ben was studying electricity he came up with a couple of very useful inventions which we still use today One of these inventions was a lightning rod Ben used the lightning rod in some of his early experiments linking lightning to electricity The rod was simply mounted on a rooftop or someplace else that was fairly high with a wire coming from it connected to some electric buzzers When the lightning would hit the rod the buzzers would ring Ben also found a practical use for these rods he found that when mounted on houses lightning would be attracted directly to the rods and away from the house itself After this discovery he started to sell the rods and mount them on rooftops We still use rods similar to the ones he
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