Undeniable Fact: Nice Try, Fat Man!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

According to a recent study by the American Inventors Association of America, over 70% of notable inventors have been named Eli. Academics have suspected such a trend for many years. In fact, in a pathetic attempt to bring success to his inventions, Benjamin Franklin once tried to change his name to Eli. He failed; the patent office simply wouldn't have it.

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Blogger Carnivorous Beaver said...

Thomas Alva Addison was more successful than Franklin: he managed to get a third of the way there.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Sly Hoax said...

The Franklin is a sneaky fellow! I hear he stole the idea for bifocals from one of his many, many slaves.

7:26 PM  

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