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The kite experiment was a scientific experiment which was proposed and may have been conducted by Benjamin Franklin with the assistance of his son William Franklin. ... This allowed him to stay on the ground and the kite was less likely to electrocute him. According to the account, Franklin kept the silk string of the kite dry ...

www.popsci.com/benjamin-franklin-once-electrocuted-some-turkeys-science

Nov 27, 2014 ... Benjamin Franklin's famous kite-flying experiment, conducted in 1752, was not his first study with electricity. Before that, he tested electric ...

www.masshist.org/objects/cabinet/december2002/december2002.htm

Benjamin Franklin Tries to Electrocute a Turkey. In this letter, written on December 25, 1750, Boston native Benjamin Franklin described an interesting electrical ...

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December 23, 1750: Ben Franklin Attempts to Electrocute a Turkey.

www.codecheck.com/cc/BenAndTheKite.html

Benjamin Franklin's wildly dangerous kite experiment has grown into an American legend. ... who performed this same kite experiment were electrocuted.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franklin-flies-kite-during-thunderstorm

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him ...

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Jun 10, 2013 ... Benjamin Franklin first shocked himself in 1746, while conducting ... In order to reduce the risk of electrocution, he opted for a kite on a dry silk ...

mentalfloss.com/article/31225/time-benjamin-franklin-tried-and-failed-electrocute-turkey

Jul 18, 2012 ... It all started as a party trick. Franklin had been dabbling with electricity for years, and he wanted to show off his newest electrical toys. On April ...

mentalfloss.com/article/66551/true-story-behind-ben-franklins-lightning-experiment

Aug 10, 2015 ... In elementary school, most of us were taught that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity by tying a key to a kite and standing in a ...