BenjaminFranklinExperiment

Can lightning be brought to earth?

In Philadelphia, PA in 1752 Benjamin Franklin, a well-known scientist, experimented with a kite and a metal key. Back in his lab, he was able to get a spark with static electricity. On a wet and windy day he flew a kite. He was able to create a spark from lightning to the metal key and then he got a shock in his knuckles.