9 Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia should be considered the birthplace of weird America. From the very beginning, Philadelphians have been up to some strange shenanigans – from Ben Franklin’s desire to be electrocuted, to the whole “starting a revolution” thing. It’s no wonder that the history of Philadelphia is dotted with interesting events that aren’t taught in our history classes – there simply isn’t enough time to teach them all! How many of these weird Philly facts did you know?

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