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Re: What year did ben Franklin discover electricty?

Date: Fri Apr 17 11:38:38 1998
Posted By: Kali, Staff Wind energy research program
Area of science: Science History
ID: 892325438.Sh

We down under think that Franklin's crucial discovery of static electricity wa in 1752. We also think that it is a bit much to say he "discovered" electricity as Volta and Ampere both did work on DC electricity before this. Benjamin really just extended and applied pre-existing inventrion, such as Leyden Jars.

Did you know that I am in your sister city Nimbin?! I was even at the equivalent of the Woodstock festival, the Aqarius Festival.

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