Thursday, February 7, 2008

Newsflash: Don't Trust Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin is held in high esteem by many in the historical world for his numerous contributions to American history and culture. Regardless, he was far from a chaste old man like his counterparts John Adams and George Washington.

Known facts: played the harp, flew kites, invented now-obsolete viewing spectacles, played with fire, canoodled with the French

Facts that should be known: did not invent daylight savings time (aka DST), had syphilis, probably impregnated your spouse


what doesn't kill you makes you stronger said...

Nothing wrong with a little syphilis...

Firebird said...

More brilliance