Posts Tagged ‘Ben Franklin’

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    Should the US Postal Service Be a Monopoly?

    Nov 14, 13 • 590 Views • No Comments

    The 5-digit zip code is rather amazing. Introduced by the US Postal Service in 1963, it became the key to automation. Whereas a single person could sort, at most, a letter in one second or 3600 an hour, zip codes meant machines could take over. Once we had...  [read more]

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    Ben Franklin’s Turkey

    Nov 17, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    The bald eagle is our national bird but, according to Ben Franklin, the turkey should have been. In a letter to his daughter, he explains why. “True original natives,” turkeys are American birds. “…Though a little vain and silly, the...  [read more]