Friday, August 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Swim Fin

As a child, Ben Franklin invented a pair of swim fins made out of wood. The idea of fins to aid humans in swimming was also something Leonardo Da Vinci worked on. 

17 comments:

  1. He was such a clever man and a great inventor.

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  2. Out of wood? No other materials to use eh?

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  3. Wooden swim fins. Doesn't sound too helpful!

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  4. Benjamin Franklin invented everything, didn't he?!

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  5. Leo worked on so many wonderful inventions

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  6. lol they must have got water logged

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  7. But then they invented plastic bags of air. Who did that, I wonder? And everyone made a mint. I remember after the war, in the 50's they all said, invest in plastics .... and let's clog up all the land fills but we'll have water wings. LOL

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  8. He was quite a guy, our Ben Franklin. Leonardo also created designs for a submarine.

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  9. I knew that about DaVinci. I didn't knew Franklin did it too! Interesting!

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  10. No kidding? This is so interesting!

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