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Benny Franklin
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Gary's Grandfather (as of 2008)
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Title Doctor Benny Franklin
Gender Male
Race Penguin
Faction Though you can't see it here, Benny's in a wheelchair.
Health Very old (yet still alive).
Level 30,000 (Voltage of Lightning)
Status Alive (though waist-down handicapped)
Location Roaming
Occupation
Interests
Friends
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Doctor Benny Franklin (or "B" for short) is an aged penguin, and through his great-great-great grandson's assistance, he remains an active creature who enjoys roaming around in his manual wheelchair. Like everyone in G's Family, he is a genius and made great contributions to Antarctic Society.

Background

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Benny Franklin in his heyday.

Born an unknown date many in 1710, Benny always loved electricity. He purposely built up static electricity to zap his parents since a very young age. As he grew, his interest in electricity grew into a lifelong hobby. Sadly, electricity existed decades before Benny, but it never stopped him. He became wheelchair-bound after he performed the lightning zap experiment that G also did in 2008. Although, his experiment used a larger kite, an iron key, rain, and a lack of common sense. He received a PhD in Science

Yet, being handicapped never stopped him. He invented many inventions, see below.

Involvement

Benny became a great inventor, benefiting millions with electric items (though he didn't invent electricity). He indirectly and directly influenced G in many of the inventions that make the USA great. Benny learned how magnets worked, and passed down his notes to Gary, who used them to build his famous Electromagnet 3000, which was later stolen by Herbert.

As of date, Benny learned how to direct lightning to a structure of his choice. His invention, now known as the "Strikeanator 2999", is currently used at The Big Fat Building o' Archives. When lightning strikes South Pole City, it hits the building four out of every twenty times (4/20). This allows the Archives to run a permanent, 24-7 year round, emergency power grid backup, so that the Archives can always remain lit and protected.

If you've ever been to the Gadget Room on Club Penguin, you'll probably see a prototype Spy Phone. This was co-invented by G and B together. B also drew the plans for the giant light bulb in the Lighthouse, though he lost them while taking his medicine (he has a lot of medicine).

Trivia

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  • Poor B takes his medicine in the form of one gigantic pill, "The Pill", as the family calls it. It's too large for a penguin, so he has to cut it open and eat it in peices. Fortunately, "The Pill" is solid on the inside, not powder.
  • Benny had a lasting affect on G's life, he helped him invent some of his first inventions, as well as providing inspiration his entire life.
  • Benny's middle name is "Franklin", no one knows the G family surname.
  • Benny roams Antarctica for unknown reasons, though he always visits his family every time Club Penguin has a major party.
  • B always loved to hear the tales of the main character from the Candlewick story. The character's ideas about astronomy and space exploration facinated him.
  • When angered or annoyed, B shouts "Tesla!".

See also

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