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By Luella Dow

Benjamin Franklin did more than researching electricity, signing Decelaration of Independence

Of Cabbages and Kings


My stingy dictionary tells me Benjamin Franklin was an American statesman and an inventor. And then it stopped. Surely there was much more to tell about him, much more than a few words. Joe Wurzelbacker is known as Joe for and Joe the Plumber. He has put together 10 of Benjamin Franklin’s little-known accomplishments. I am proud to pass them on to you.

Benjamin Franklin was born Jan. 17, 1700. He learned to swim at the age of 19. He jumped into a river and swam about 3.5 miles. This effort won him the honor of introduction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

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