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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?


The answer, my friend, I say with a grin,
Is none other than Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790). He was an American printer, author, economist, diplomat, philosopher, scientist, inventor, and one of America's greatest statesmen. Benjamin Franklin was known for so many things, but he is best remembered in the United States as a patriot and diplomat.


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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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