Benjamin Franklin wasn’t a serial killer, so why did a group called The Friends of Benjamin Franklin discover the remains of 10 bodies in Franklin’s basement when they began renovation of his London residence in 1998? Well… we assume he wasn’t a serial killer. Most likely, the bodies were used for anatomical study.
Benjamin Franklin had quite a lot of things on his resume and invented quite a few things in his day. Some of them were popular and successful, and others, like the glass armonica didn’t go over so well. But the reason the glass armonica didn’t set the world on fire wasn’t because it didn’t work, it was because people thought that its eery tones induced madness.