Man Vs History

Man Vs History

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Franklin's Electric Kite

Aug 31, 2021 | 41m 55s | tv-pg v | CC

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention, although no one knows who first said that or when. Which makes sense, because when it comes to inventors, murky origin stories go along with the territory. Bil sheds light on how Ben Franklin really discovered electricity, examines if Edison truly invented the lightbulb, and sorts out if the Wright Brothers were actually first in flight.

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