Ben Franklin invented the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Known for his inventive nature and frugality
Franklin was summoned to the English Court by King George III. As a loyal Colonial Franklin complied.
He was introduced to Lord Sandwich and was introduced to his invention, dried beef on bread. Of course Franklin had expected a grand Royal dinner and knew he was being made fun of as a rustic Colonial.
Ever resourceful, Franklin noted severe weather approaching and offered to repeat his electricity
experiment with kite and key. Lord Sandwich grabbed some bread, cheese and beef and put all in
his greatcoat pocket in his usual way. Franklin also inserted his kite key in the same pocket.
Well, the lightning hit, the bread was toasted, the beef simmered and the cheese melted. Thus was
Philly Cheese Steak invented in England by Ben Franklin.
As someone involved in history, I swear this is a true spurious account of the matter.
The rest of the story: Lord Sandwich did survive Franklin's invention but was rendered hairless for the rest of his life. He also believed he was attacked by a witch and was known to mutter for the rest of his life "some witch, some witch". Over time this was contracted into "samich" . It is a term some rustics use till this day.
For those that still use that annoying and rustic term, here is a history of Lord Sandwich and his invention. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Montagu,_4th_Earl_of_Sandwich