January 30, 2013

Ben Franklin: Connoisseur of Fart Jokes

Lucas Reilly, Mental Floss

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Benjamin Franklin was many things: printer, inventor, postmaster, turkey-zapper, constitution-signer, and connoisseur of fart jokes.

The founding father fancied flatus. So much, actually, that in 1781 he penned an essay dedicated to the thunder down under.

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