|First appearance||A Lesson in Electricity|
|Known ability||Electrical absorption|
|Alias||Mrs. Silence Dogood|
|Age||84 (at time of death)|
|Date of birth||January 17, 1706|
|Place of birth||Boston, MA|
|Date of marriage||1730|
|Date of death||April 17, 1790|
|Home||Philadelphia, PA; |
New York, NY;
|Residence||The Franklins' home|
|Occupation||President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania|
|Significant other||Deborah Read (deceased)|
|Child||William Franklin (deceased)|
|Siblings||James Franklin (older brother, deceased)|
Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of modern day America.
In 1752, Benjamin is sleeping when he is awoken early by his wife, complaining about the bells he had set up to inform him when lightning was in the area. Excited, he quickly awakens his son William. Later, Benjamin and William go out in a storm with a kite to perform an experiment that will show that lightning obeyed the principles of conservation of charge. Though the kite's metal-blended string is insulated with silk, it gets wet with rainwater. Benjamin is electrocuted and absorbs a normally fatal amount of electricity. To remove the dangerous charge in his body, Benjamin pets his cat Tiger, who is safely insulated beneath a coat of fur.
The repository page at yamagatofellowship.org contains information about Franklin, including biographical dates, his historical contributions, and his scientific experiments. The page also expounds on why Franklin is considered a hero to the world.
According to Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Franklin told him that during his initial kite experiment, he absorbed enough electricity to kill a normal man from the lightning bolt that struck the kite and traveled down the wet string. He also claimed that afterwards, he released the stored energy by touching his cat.
- In reality, Benjamin Franklin is the great great great great great great grandfather of Jack Coleman.
- Benjamin Franklin -- Wikipedia
- For other uses of Benjamin, see Benjamin (disambig).
- For other uses of Franklin, see Franklin (disambig).
Please refer to Theory:Benjamin Franklin for fan-created theories and other speculation.