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    The Gravity Of No Electricity

    | VA, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (I’m about to leave home and study in Europe for a few weeks.)

    Me: “I’m going to need an adapter so that I can charge my computer in Europe.”

    Dad: “Those darn Europeans! Why can’t they just do everything the right way?”

    Me: “Because they were there first?”

    Dad: “We invented electricity!”

    (I look confused.)

    Dad: “Yeah. Thomas Edison.”

    Me: “He invented the light bulb. Not electricity itself.”

    Dad: “Oh, that was Ben Franklin, then?”

    Me: “Yes, he invented it by happening to stand outside during a thunderstorm.”

    Dad: “Yeah, just like Newton invented the apple!”