Good morning Longbranch.
It sure feels good to wake up to bright sunlight streaming in the bedroom. The weather geeks say our high today will top out just north of 80 degrees, with clear skies and certainly no rain. A good day to be in the garden.
If you are looking for a way to wind down in the evening, how about the Variety Show at the Key Peninsula Civic Center tonight from 7-10.
Headlining the show are Alex Zerbe, of Seattle, and Jeff Evans of Olympia. Zerbe, according to kpcivicenter.org, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic and has appeared on primetime television including “Americas Got Talent” and “Last Comic Standing.”
The website also says that he is a Hacky Sack World Champion and he was ranked Seattle’s 3rd best Air Guitarist.
Evans is no stranger to the Key Peninsula. He performed at the Key Center Library at its open house Feb. 16, to the delight of the children present. His interactive magic trick show had his audience riveted.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 years and younger.
For real-life magic, I take you back today in history:
In 1752, Benjamin Franklin demonstrated the relationship between lightning and electricity by flying a kite during a storm in Philadelphia. In this dangerous experiment, Franklin suspended an iron key from the kite to attract a lightning bolt.
Franklin, according to codecheck.com, “hypothesized that lightning is an electrical phenomenon, and that the electrical effect of lightning might be transferable to another object and cause an effect that could be recognized as electricity.”
For an account of his experiment, go here: http://www.codecheck.com/cc/BenAndTheKite.html