Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was pretty much the most awesome guy ever. He was a printer, writer, postmaster general, scientist, newspaper editor, politician and founding father of the United States. He also invented the lightning rod, bifocals, urinary catheter (a rigid metal tube was used before Franklin invented the flexible catheter – ouch!) and even the first political cartoon.

– This quote has also been attributed to Mark Twain. Can anyone confirm who the real source is?
– I know this one’s a bit depressing – can you tell I thought of this comic when I was still working at my office job?