Secrets of the Dead

Ben Franklin’s Scientific Achievements

Preview: Season 14 Episode 1 | 3m 23s

America’s Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was intellectually curious about the world and he operated in it as a gentlemanly scientist. He pursued experiments related to electricity, he looked at better ways to make clocks and improve bifocal lenses. In 1752, he had won world-wide fame when he proved that lightening was not an act of God but in fact electricity.

Aired: 01/28/15

Rating: NR

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