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Perhaps the most remembered American kite flyer, Franklin proved that lightning was so-called “electrical matter” in his 1752 kite experiment. Despite recent skepticism to the facts of the experiment, there is no doubt that Franklin is permanently linked to the event.

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YouTube: Ben Franklins Kite Disney
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