Franklin Experiment with lighting

Can lighting be bough down to earth?

PHILADELPHIA-1752

Benjamin Franklin,a well known scientist,experimented a kite,metal key,wet twine,and friction to prove that there is energy in the heavens. Back in his lab,Franklin was was able to get a spark from static electricity,so he decided to take it outside.On a windy day ,Franklin flew a kite on a wet twine,connected to a metal key. The friction in the clouds was enough to send energy down down the wet twine and create a spark that jumped from the key to his knuckles. This proved that state static electricity can be drawn from the heavens. Luckily Franklin was not exposed to lightning or rain, otherwise he would have lost his life." This experment took me on an adventure".