Benjamin Franklin was a babe magnet. This may not be the most noteworthy of his many talents, but then again, it might be. Of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence, it’s nice to know that the crafty dodger was sufficiently cognizant of the feminine mystique to gain notoriety for being highly attractive to members of the female sex. It speaks well of any male politician to genuinely like women. It’s the old, “Make love, not war” style innovation.
The standard accolades for Benjamin are things like “America’s best scientist, inventor, diplomat, humorist and business strategist.”  Yada, yada, yada. Perhaps Monsieur Franklin did indeed accomplish much. But then again, maybe he was just in the right spot at the right time. The more relevant question is what was his philosophy, what was his ideals and aversions, and most significantly, how did he manage to attract all those babes?
Why is this important? Together with Laurel & Hardy, Jack Nicholson and a couple of others he’s one of my favourite Americans. This new information brings him up higher on that list, although the list doesn’t actually exist. It basically turns him from a very interesting person into a rolemodel. 😛