Friday, 10 June 2011

Ben Franklin’s genuis or bonkers????

U know the story about Ben Franklin’s kite. Regardless of its truth or falsehood, it’s fascinating to imagine this guy having the courage and stupidity to fly a kite in a thunderstorm, and that he used a child’s toy to draw "electrical fire" from the sky. It has the shape of a classic myth: the story of Prometheus, who used a long stalk of fennel to steal fire from the god of sky and thunder.

genius or bonkers, true or false, you decide

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