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Do you know Ben Franklin’s big ideas? I’m going to tell you about a few. I think you’ll really enjoy this essay!
Did you know that Ben Franklin published the 1st almanac? It was published in 1733. It was called Poor Richards Almanac. It had the weather forecast, when the moon would be full, when the sun went up and down, when to plant, the holidays, and the schedule of tides. He also had some short one-liners. They were quick how-to hints. For example, eat to live not live to eat, a penny saved is a penny earned, half wits talk much but say little and more. He sold 10,000 copies every year to most of the families in the United States.
So you probably know that Ben Franklin discovered that lighting and electricity are the same. Ben Franklin had a kite with a rod on the top and flew it to attract lighting. One he wanted to kill a turkey with electricity. He got so carried away with this performance in front of other people, that he socked him self, and he got unconscious. He said, “I wanted to kill a turkey, not a goose.”
If you didn’t know Ben Franklin was a very good negotiator. He persuaded France into helping the United States in the war. They send more troops, and more stuff for the troops. The French ladies called him papa and they had his picture on the ladies mantles and in there rings. A year before Ben Franklin came back to America, his wife Debra died.
These were some of Ben’s big ideas! Hopefully you have liked my essay!
Article posted October 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM •
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