Thursday, March 19, 2020

Did You Know


Did you know, Benjamin Franklin was one of the first proponents of fresh air to fight colds and other 'corruptions' in the air? He and John Quincy were once traveling together and had to share a bed at an inn. Adams wanted the window closed and Franklin wanted it opened. Franklin coaxed him to open it by expounding on his theories of cold, air, perspiration and respiration. Adams was so entertained he fell asleep in spite of the open window.
Information gleaned from David McCullough's John Adams.

40 comments:

  1. I didn't know. Thanks! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

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    1. You stay safe too, my friend.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  2. Hi Sandra - Benjamin Franklin was very forward thinking ... cheers Hilary

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  3. Lots of our forefathers were well ahead of their time.
    How I wish the same was true of today's politicians.

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  4. Nope, I never knew that. Interesting! :)

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  5. Ben was one highly intelligent man with many facets. We always sleep with the window open

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    1. He certainly was.
      Good job on sleeping with the window open. Ben would be proud:)

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    1. For sure. I must have been getting too much cold air this morning, because I dreamt I was out in a blizzard:)

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  7. Clever and so smart. Hugs, RO

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  8. Fun story! Hope all is well with you

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    1. We're doing okay. Thanks for your concern, CJ:)

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  9. I always love tidbits like this! I love fresh air. :)

    Hope you are well!
    ~Jess

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  10. they must have been sleeping in a "mild winter" !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  11. Imagine booking the two of them as guests

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  12. Here it would often be a case of leave the window open to let in car exhaust emissions.

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  13. I love your tidbits! Ben Franklin was a wise man!

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  14. Well never knew that. Sure had his mind on the ball.

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  15. That's one Franklin story I'd not heard. Thanks AND stay safe.

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  16. Very interesting. Good to know.

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  17. I never knew this! But, I have to say, I love when the window is open, especially in the winter! Big Hugs!

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    1. I love open windows in spring. Not so much in winter. Heh.
      Hugs received and returned.

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