5 Inventions Benjamin Franklin is Credited for that He Did Not Invent

Rocking Chair



We’re not exactly sure who invented those rocking chairs that every grandma sits in during movies, but it sure wasn’t Ben Franklin.

In fact, they started appearing centuries before he rose to prominence. Some say they were invented by farmers or early cabinetmakers, while the design was continually improved throughout the years. While Franklin was an avid fan, and had several rocking chairs that he used to sit in and read – he wasn’t the mastermind behind it. Just because you like something, doesn’t mean you invented it… and somebody should tell Paris Hilton!