Electricity is one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. Do you know how, when and who discovered electricity for the first time?
Let me tell you then. His name was Benjamin Franklin and he was among one of the greatest scientific minds of his time. Before discovering Electricity he has invented many things such as Bifocal glasses. But he got Interested in electricity in mid-1700.
He has a belief that electricity has positive and negative elements and the electricity flows from these positive elements to negative elements. He also believed that lightning was a form of flowing electricity.
To prove his theory he conducted his kite-flying experiment in 1752. In this experiment, he tied a metallic key to the kite string and flew a kite during a Thunderstorm. Just like he expected, the electricity from the cloud gets transferred to the kite and from the kite to his body. Though the shock he received was not fatal, the shock cleared his theory and this is how the electricity was discovered.