Benjamin Franklin

@celticeagle (120447)
Boise, Idaho
April 17, 2018 4:00pm CST
I have always been rather fascinated with Benjamin Franklin. I didn't know that he was actually one of 17 children. He was a very busy man. An inventor who gave us not only the lightning rod and bifocals but the wood burning stove, the urinary catheter, the armonica, and, at just 11 years of age, he invented swim fins. He died on April, 17, 1790 at the age of 84.
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@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
17 Apr
He really was a hoot too. I have read several times that the Continental Congress had Thomas Jefferson write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence due to the fear that Ben Franklin would sneak in subtle jokes.
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@marlina (79612)
• Canada
17 Apr
I read a lot about both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, but can't recall that particular line.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
@marlina .....He was busy. I was a bit surprised about Jefferson.
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@marlina (79612)
• Canada
18 Apr
@celticeagle He sure was a busy guy
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@JohnRoberts (64911)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
I have seen his grave in Philadelphia.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
Interesting.
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@marlina (79612)
• Canada
17 Apr
@JohnRoberts , Really? It must have been quite emotional.
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@amadeo (75606)
• United States
17 Apr
he was more than that.Also a soldier read the history of Benji.lol He was not all that great there.If you read the book on his life.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
He was a leader in the revolution. I find him to be an interesting character.
@marlina (79612)
• Canada
17 Apr
Benjamin Franklin is a hero of mine. I have this book in my bookcase and enjoyed it a lot.
Amazon.com: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (8601400226605): Walter Isaacson: Books
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr
Yes, I have a good book about him also.
@iridion9 (10778)
• Philippines
17 Apr
oh that's nice to know. thanks for sharing.
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