Q: How did Ben Franklin feel about discovering electricity? Franklin and Electricity
A: He was shocked!

Explanation: First of all, Ben Franklin did not discover electricity (learn more about the electricity here).  What he did was an experiment to prove that lightning was electrical.  It is a good thing he wasn’t killed!  Anyway, “to be shocked” is to be surprised.  “Shocked” is also what you feel when a bit of electricity enters your body.  This joke is funny because of the double meaning of the word shocked.

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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