The Franklin Files

Dispatches from science, history & life of the curious and unusual kind
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History's Dynamic Daredevil Duo

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science

The Ordeal of Paul Hartness: Trapped in Rock

The Ordeal of Paul Hartness: Trapped in Rock – Larry Verstraete

5 Weird Weather Bonanzas

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science

Annie Edson Taylor’s Wild Ride

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science

Ann Hodges' Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science

Barnes Wallis Bounces to Victory

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science

Galileo Galilei’s Swinging Chandelier

A chance discovery in a Pisa cathedral by 17 year-old Galileo revolutionized science


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