Ripley's Believe It or Not! #379(7/12/2001)

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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) Due to global warming, the snow and ice of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro is melting so fast it could all be gone in 20 years!

(2) Lea Tucker of Glen Falls, N.Y., takes a bus for 45 minutes traveling 4 miles just to get to the other side of the street!

(3) Oysters react to stress! French researcher Arnaud Lacoste has determined that when oysters becomes stressed they release a hormone that inhibits their immune system! "Sigh!"

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #376(6/29/2001)

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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) Researcher Alexei Sorokin of France has successfully cracked the genetic code for cheese!

(2) "It looks clear... let's do a quick rumba!" In Pound, Va., it's against the law for people to dance in public --- with a maximum fine of $500.

(3) Sallie Bracy of California received a love letter from her husband James 45 years after he wrote it to her! The letter had been lost between two walls in the mail room of an army base since 1955!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #370(1/13/2001)

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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) Bill Black, a hairdresser in Austin, Texas, creates clothing out of human hair including a bikini that sells for $350!

(2) The first coin-operated vending machine was invented in ancient Greece in 215 B.C.! Hero of Alexandria invented a device which dispensed holy water in return for a Greek coin!

(3) The world's deadliest mushroom, called the "death cap," contains five poisons including one which is one hundred times stronger than cyanide!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #349(1/24/2001)

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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) British Egyptologist Kate Spence has discovered that the ancient Egyptians aligned the bases of the pyramids at Giza to true north by using the stars!

(2) Jeanne-Marie Kerlizen finally began receiving electricity at her house in the village of Plougonven, France, 40 years after her home was accidentally left off the grid by power workers! Believe it or not! She raised three children with only cold water and candlelight!

(3) Rajendra Kumar Tiwari of Uttar Pradesh, India, performs a dance while balancing 4 lit candles in his mustache!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #334(1/3/2001)

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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) "Peanut Butter" "Jelly" A peanut butter sandwich measuring 40 ft. in length and containing 150 lbs. of peanut butter and 50 lbs. of jelly was created by the people of Peanut, PA.!

(2) "The Nature Clock" A U.S. company has developed an alarm clock which emits a light that mimics a sunrise, plays bird songs and releases the scent of brewing coffee! "SSSSSNIFFFFF"

(3) Tomaz Humar of Slovenia climbed Dhaulagiri, a 26,795-ft.-high mountain in the Himalayas, alone without sustaining any injuries, yet broke both of his legs after falling into a 10-ft.-deep hole outside his home!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #322(1/15/2001)

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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 single square yard of carpeting can hold a pound of dirt before it even looks dirty!

(2) At the first Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims ate venison, duck, goose, seafood, corn bread, watercress, wild plums and dried berries, but not turkey! "Sounds Great!"

(3) Samir "Sammy" Keishk of San Francisco, Calif. has created a giant ball out of rubber bands that weighs 2,260 LBS.! He spent over $12,000 on rubber bands and 18 months to make it!

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