Undeniable Fact: A Penny Stolen...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ever wonder where Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac" got its name? The answer is surprisingly straightforward: Franklin stole it from a youth in Virginia by the name of Richard Saunders. Franklin never formally credited the boy who wrote the almanac, and never gave him a dime of the profits from its publication (hence the name "Poor Richard"). Additionally, nearly two thirds of the almanac which Franklin published consisted of pornography. This sheds some light on Franklin's mysterious advocacy of free speech; he just wanted to peddle his smut.

2 Comments:

Blogger kjhk said...

Richard Saunders is one of Benjamin Franklins pen names. So assuming he stole it from himself, this is the onyl true thing on this site.

7:07 PM  
Blogger mike said...

u bullshitter

5:12 AM  

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