TIL that Benjamin Franklin published a yearly almanac called Poor Richard’s Almanack. The publication was extremely popular, selling 10,000 copies per year, making Franklin rich. In 1735, upon the death of his brother, Franklin sent 500 copies to his widow so she could make money selling them.

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So sorry for your loss. Here, you can have some of my unsold merch. It’s the least I can do!


> his brother, Franklin This had me fucked up for a second thinking that Benjamin Franklin had a brother named Franklin Franklin.


That’s like the guy who makes the klon still makes a few of versions every once and a while for a friend of his to sell on eBay when she had financial troubles


It’s still sold.


That’s the bar from The Office. Poor Richard’s.