"Men and melons are hard to know."
- Benjamin Franklin
It's bananas how impressive Benjamin Franklin was and how famous he became during his lifetime. He ran away from Boston as a teenager with lint in his pockets and became one of the most wealthy, influential men on the planet.
Even now his accomplishments trounce the efforts of your average modern celebrity. Compared to his contemporaries? Benjamin Franklin had the bingo card of life fully stamped and was doing wheelies in the parking lot.
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