Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to Know Benjamin Franklin:
fought pollution when slaughterhouses polluted the rivers.
wrote an almanac to help farmers and other people each year.
knew Vitamin C was good for your health.Eat those
oranges and grapefruits.
made a better wood stove to heat houses.
was the first wind-surfer.He used a kite!
invented bifocal eyeglass lenses.
began the first postal delivery service in our country.
began the first free, lending library.
helped write the Declaration of Independence.
really stole lightning from the sky.
Schanzer’s book, How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, explains how these
things can be true and why lightning needed to be tamed.This
amazing man still affects our lives today.If you
are curious and like helping people by inventing a better method for anything
you will want to know more about Benjamin Franklin.His
ideas help us today and are still important more than 200 years after his
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