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Benjamin Franklin loved electricity. He also loved the turkey. One day, he put the two together.
It all started as a party trick. Franklin had been dabbling with electricity for years, and he wanted to show off his newest electrical toys. On April 29, 1749, Franklin told scientist Peter Collinson about his dream to host the world’s first electric barbeque:
“A turkey,” Franklin wrote, “is to be killed for our dinners by the electrical shock; and roasted by the... READ ON