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Jack of All Trades

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#28264
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:** (1.4)
Submitted By:sgtammoAus******
Corrected By:theriddler




I have been many things in my life.
To England I traveled during times of strife.

I owned a printing shop and made its periodicals popular.
Many enjoyed my views and called me a philosopher.

I loved inventing and in the field of science I strove.
Some of my inventions were bifocal eyeglasses, the glass harmonica and even a stove.

Many public offices have I held and served long,
Not the least of which, was reorganizing the postal system and making it strong.

Thanks to my love for travel, debates and tendency to chat,
I earned the title of diplomat.

I spent many times in England, that's a fact.
I defended American rights and fought for repeal of the Stamp Act.

My ability to write and strong belief that all men are created equal caused me to help design
A Declaration of Independence, on which the original I did sign.

Be original, a thinker, give it a try.
Can you figure out my name; who am I?


If you do not remember me and need help still,
Just open your wallet and look at a one hundred dollar bill.


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Jan 25, 2006

This is a really good teaser. Great job!
Jan 25, 2006

Jan 25, 2006

Enjoyed this one. Fun and informative as well. I thought you did a very good job in writing it as well.
Jan 25, 2006

Excellent!! I got it by the time I read about the bifocals! Nice writing and great job!!
Jan 25, 2006

geez sarge! You're overloading with teasers! Did froggy lock you in a room with a pad and a pencil and leave you there? I don't know where all the imagination comes from!

good job.
Jan 26, 2006

Great one. I had ben franklin, then when i read the hint I thought it said one dollar bill and was confused but anyway....That was a fun one
Jan 26, 2006

I second exactly what Brainy1 said...
Jan 26, 2006

Thanks. I'm glad it was fun.
Jan 26, 2006

i got it when the teaser said that he invented the _____ glasses
Jan 26, 2006

Jan 27, 2006

wooooohooooo, i got that one , thanks for the great riddle love them about history keep them coming!
Jan 27, 2006

LOVED IT! The bifocal eyeglasses were a dead giveaway, but I think this one was very well written! Great job!
Jan 29, 2006

I'm glad it was enjoyable.
Feb 01, 2006

I wish there was one in mine SweetMama.....

But anyone who remembers american history should have gotten this one....just from the line about bifocals....if nothing else.
Feb 01, 2006

Nice one, I only got it after the hint.
Feb 13, 2006

At first I didn't wanna read it cause it was long and I thought it would be hard, lol. But hey, I actually read it and got it right away! Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 19, 2006

Gr8 teaser Sgt. I didn't have to read very far and had the answer. Made me feel pretty smart. Thanks much.
Mar 20, 2006

My pleasure and thank you.
Jun 12, 2006

A brilliant man, indeed! Very nicely done riddle.
Sep 27, 2007

Loved the teaser! The hint was a hoot though! How many c-notes does anyone carry around?
Jun 14, 2008

oh, if only I had a hundred-dollar bill in my wallet...
But, seriously, awesome teaser

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