Franklin Experiments with lighting

Can lighting be brought down to earth

PHILADELPHIA-Benjamin Franklin a well known scientist ,experimented with a metal key,wet twin and friction to prove that there is energy in the heavens.Back in his lab,Franklin was able to get a spark from static electricity,so he decided to take it out outside.In a windy day,Franklin flew a kite on wet twin,connected to a metal key.The friction in the clouds was enough to send energy down the wet twin and create a spark that jumped from the key to his nuckles. This proved that static electricity can draw from the heavens.luckily Franklin was not exposed to lightning or rain,otherwise he would have lost his life.