Electricity is just for MacBooks and iPhones, anyway. Whoever used it for anything else?
In 1980, knowing that Benjamin Franklin discovered the connection between electricity and lightning was pretty commonplace. In the general knowledge study, this question ranked 20th in terms of correct answers. This evidently insignificant fact has now dropped to 56th place.
Knowledge about another forgotten inventor, Marie Curie, the scientist who discovered radium, ranked in 1980 at 108th and now resides at 163rd.
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