Franklin explored DST while living in the heart of London.
Master of all trades
Hoping to provide the world with more time to do productive work during the summer instead of during the harsh winter, Franklin proposed Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Aren't libraries the most ingenious system? They are an inexhaustible source of knowledge to the public. We have young Franklin to thank for this.
A fun kind of guy!
Franklin invented by trial and error.
In contrary to the solemn man that many accounts of history portray him to be, Benjamin Franklin often proved to be a rather playful fellow. Read this account!
Benjamin Franklin may or may not have been a math genius, but when conducting his experiments, he would deliberately avoid the use of mathematics.
Instead, he preferred trial and error and often worked with simple objects like glass tubes, gun barrels, corks and wax plates.
Franklin signed all four of the documents that helped create the United States.
Wisdom of the ages
Franklin himself says that many of his sayings and maxims were gleaned from the "wisdom of the ages and nations."
He had a long life to acquire that wisdom. On April 17, 1790, Franklin passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Twenty thousand people attended the funeral.