Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Where have I been?

I'll tell you where I've been! I've been on a cruise, I've been shooting guns, I've been finding trilobites, and so much more (naps).

I will share these things on this blog. But for right now, let me share a thought I just had. We all know that Benjamin Franklin tied a key to a kite string and flew it into the lightning storm. I don't know why he did that. Was it to prove the existance of lightning? Was it to prove that keys can glow? That seems like a silly thing to waste one's time on.

All I'm saying is that it seems like some of the facts behind that story have been lost with time, and I want them back. If you know something I don't here, please, fill me in.

5 comments:

judy said...

I'm pretty sure Ben was wearing boxers, not briefs.

Cheetah said...

That's a valid point. The main question here is whether or not Ben realized that the key was going to be useless after his little experiment. Somewhere there is a door that hasn't been opened in a long time....

Cindy said...

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DesertMoons Dm said...

I don't know for sure but he did invent the lightning rod, and especially in Europe he was quite famous for that. Known all over for such an important and amazing discovery.

So perhaps he was just testing to see if metal attracted lightning

The Hill said...

He did it because his mouse-friend told him to. I saw this in an educational cartoon once.