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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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.
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