Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daily Dose

From An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment, by Patricia Fara


"Other experimenters extended these trials by connecting people together with long wires, and electric discharges were soon being transmitted around the Tuileries gardens, across Westminster Bridge, and through the River Skuylkil in North America, where Franklin's celebratory plans included roasting an electrocuted turkey on an electrically rotating spit."

From Chapter 4, Pieter van Musschenbroek and the Leyden Jar

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