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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Didja Know





Did Ya' Know:
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Who invented bifocals? Benjamin Franklin

Ben had poor vision and needed glasses to read. He got
Tired of constantly taking them off and putting them
Back on, so he decided to figure out a way to make his
Glasses let him see both near and far. He had two pairs
Of spectacles cut in half and put half of each lens in
A single frame. Today, we call them bifocals.

He was the youngest son of a youngest son of a youngest
Son of a youngest son.

He was the first American philosopher and the first
American ambassador.

He invented the rocking chair, the street lamp, the
Lightning conductor, and the Franklin stove
- to name a few.

- He originated the first circulating library.
- He is the originator of Daylight Saving Time.
- He originated the first street-cleaning department.
- He was the first reformer of English spelling.
- He is the father of modern dentistry.
- He organized the first fire department.
- He was the founder of the Democratic party.
- He established the modern post-office system.
- He was a pioneer of the modern voting system for Congress
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