Daily Bread for 6.10.14

Good morning, Whitewater.

We’ll have a mild Tuesday, with a high of seventy-three, and a one-fifth chance of late afternoon showers.

Whitewater’s Parks & Rec Board meets today at 5:30 PM. (Update: later canceled.)

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin conducts a now-famous experiment:

….Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician. He also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships….

Accounts of the experiment are varying, and controversial, but it is likely that Franklin did perform a variation of the widely-celebrated experiment.

Here’s the Tuesday game in Puzzability‘s Pop Flies series:

This Week’s Game — June 9-13
Pop Flies
It all starts with Dad this week. For each day, we started with a word that begins with the two-letter chunk PA and deleted it to get a new word. The two-word answer phrase, described by each day’s clue, is the longer PA word followed by the shorter word.
Undercover scheme to entrap the gang of kids wielding liquid adhesive
Pasting sting
What to Submit:
Submit the two-word phrase, with the PA word first (as “Pasting sting” in the example), for your answer.
Tuesday, June 10
What the queen’s doilies are made of

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