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Crazy Story: That Time They Found Those Bodies In Benjamin Franklin's Basement

This one is for my dear old friend that loves random facts about ODB (Old Dirty Benjamin- he was a bit of a perv, you know)

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=30448



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You can dig just about anywhere in Europe

and find human bones. Seriously. I remember playing as a kid at construction sites and finding human bones.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Sexually abused, ritually sacrificed children

Franklin was in the Hellfire club, an occultic secret society like the Masons.

Many of the FFs were quite different people than how they're protrayed and glorified in the history books.

I am starting to doubt EVERYTHING.

Nice story, interesting

Nice story, interesting comment too... :)

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Who does'nt have a skeleton in the closet....er....basement?

Probably someone that came to visit from the colonies. Just another senseless, tragic occurrence which is far too common when dealing with unwanted house-guests that have overstayed their welcome.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Good story. Thank you for posting that.

Times have changed so much. Can you imagine what the streets looked like back then? Way before cars.

But some things, apparently never change. Fart proudly, no matter what the era.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Thanks for sharing. I'll have

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to pick that one up. Until a few years ago, I would have had no idea that Franklin was such a quirky, inappropriate, funny character. His private writings are always very entertaining.

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Michael Nystrom's picture

Indeed

From school, and legend, we're brought up to believe he's such a saint. An almost god-like figure.

From these writings we see quite clearly, that he's definitely human!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I love

the title of the book.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Franklin banged more chicks than you've counted...

on two hands.

Just sayin'.

:)

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

On that note, have you ever

On that note, have you ever read this letter written by Benjamin Franklin? Hilarious:

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/02/older-mistresses-are-so...

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Thanks for Posting!!

Love it!