Ripley's Believe It or Not! #364(3/8/2000)

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(1) A company in Japan has made the world's first wrist camera --- a digital camera that can shoot and store up to 100 images!

(2) Nick Panteluk of Toronto, Ont., Canada, who has been blind since birth, has worked as a mechanic fixing small engines for the past 20 years!

(3) In July 1999, a 9.9-ft.-high snowman was built in the desert outside Dubai --- where the temperatures average 40゚C --- using one ton of artificial snow!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #358(9/14/2000)

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< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) California artist Tim Hawkinson frequently models his sculptures after his own body, including a 2-inch-tall piece called "Bird" that was made entirely from his own fingernails!

(2) The planet Jupiter is a glowing ball of hot gas, yet it weighs 318 times more than earth!

(3) The tiny town of Wagontire, Ore., consists of a cafe, a six-room hotel, two gas pumps, an RV park and a landing strip, and it all belongs to one woman, Ellie Downing!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #352(2/7/2000)

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(1) A four-faced clock displayed outside of a San Francisco, Calif., jewelry store stopped working when the store owner Rocco Matteuci died!

(2) The old English word for spider is "cob"!

(3) The world's only thoroughbred lobster races are held annually in Aike, South Carolina!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #346(3/10/2000)

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< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) "The Castaway Project" Believe it or not! 36 people were chosen to be among those stranded on a remote Scottish island for an entire year with electricity supplied by wind turbines, livestock and gardens for food, and water from a nearby loch!

(2) British scientist William Thomson Kelvin entered the University of Glosgow, Scotland, when he was 10 years old and matriculated one month later!

(3) Researcher Catherine Maloney of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., published a study she conducted called "feline reactions to bearded men," in which cats were shown photographs of men with beards!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #340(12/28/2000)

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< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) Children's author Hans Christian Andersen was so afraid of being buried alive that he always kept a note by his bedside that read: "I only appear to be dead"! "Scribble Scribble"

(2) In Steenwijk, the Netherlands, residents play an annual game of pig tag that consists of two blindfolded people who run through a muddy pig sty trying to catch a pig!

(3) Pizza deliveries were first made in Italy during the 19th century by boys balancing tin stoves on their heads to keep the pies warm!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #319(1/7/2000)

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< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) A record 27 students in Timmins, Ont., Canada, crammed themselves into a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle!

(2) "A Historic Moment" November 19, 1999 was the last day of the Gregorian calendar to carry all odd numbers! This hoenomenon will not happen again until January 1, 3111! "The last odd day!"

(3) Matthew Williams, an 18-month-old toddler, was run over by a car in Worcestershire, England --- the car's tire rolled over the child's stomach, but he was unhurt!

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