Saw this yesterday on the internet and was wondering if anyone else had read it. Sounds very strange... What do you think about the new scientific evidence that found Ben Franklin's DNA (in the form of semen) in no fewer than 7 of his former slaves remaining rectal tissue? Scientists speculate that he anally raped them in order to prevent pregnancy. I read it in the New York Daily Chronicle about a week ago. The article was about a woman who wanted her D.N.A. matched against the D.N.A. of the former slaves of Benjamin Franklin because she was under the impression that her slave ancestors (property of Franklin's) reproduced with him. When they exhumed the bodies of his former slaves, they found no D.N.A. evidence to support her claim (backed by the Rainbow-Push coalition and the N.A.A.C.P.), but they found seminal fluid in their rectal tissue that was an exact match to Franklin's D.N.A. They also had an interview with the scientists and also a Psychology prof. from Stanford or something.