I had this blog ready to go three weeks ago; somehow I got distracted and forgot to post it last Saturday. So, here it is, two days late.
Benjamin Franklin - Born January 17, 1706
Ben Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, scientist and inventor.
In 1750 he published a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm that appeared capable of becoming a lightning storm.
On June 15, 1752 Franklin may possibly have conducted his well known kite experiment in Philadelphia, successfully extracting electricity (in the form of sparks) from a cloud.
Today "Traction Kiting" is enjoyed in many ways: