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1 Advice on Choosing a Mistress

One of the USA's Founding Fathers offers sage advice just as appropriate now as when it was first penned more than 250 years ago.

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2 To the Royal Academy of Farting

Franklin wrote this humorous response to a call for scientific papers from the Royal Academy of Brussels while United States ambassador to France around 1781. He was also a respected scientist at the time. It was never sent (so as not to raise a stink) but was included in a letter to a friend.

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