British Afraid of Franklin Death Ray?

14 05 2009

 

Unintentionally Awesome

Unintentionally Awesome

 

 

An NPR reporter, Nate Dimeo, has taken it upon himself to bring some long forgotten or unknown historical narratives into the public eye.

Each episode catalogues a forgotten gem of history. The best perhaps is the widespread rumor throughout the UK that Ben Franklin had developed some sort of lightning gun. In turn the rumors led many to avoid putting lightning rods on their roofs. 

Thus Franklins greatest accomplishment to mankind finally gets its due: Killing some ignorant ass Brits.

(BoingBoing via thememoryplace)

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