Ripley's Believe It or Not! #391(1/24/2002)

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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 supermarket in Dayton, Ohio, sold gasoline for only 10 cents a gallon in November 2001! "Next!"

(2) At a car recycling center in Berlin, Germany, people pay $2 an hour to smash old cars with a sledgehammer to relieve stress!

(3) Henrietta Arevalo of San Antonio, Texas, has saved the wishbones from her family's Thanksgiving Day turkeys for the last 20 years! "1985"

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #388(12/25/2002)

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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) "Santa Claus" is a town in both Arizona and Indiana!

(2) In the Ukrainian culture, a spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck!

(3) Queen Elizabeth II of England has sent out over 37,000 Christmas cards and given out 75,000 Christmas puddings to her staff! "Thank you, Your Majesty!"

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #385(2/9/2002)

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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) Eric Kaye of Scarborough, England, married his American pen pal Loretta Lorgan 50 years after they first exchanged letters!

(2) A travel agency in Jerusalem, Israel, bases its ticket prices on the customer's weight! "I can't look!" "TRAVEL"

(3) Megan Boyd of Golspie, Scotland, tied flies that were collected by fishermen around the globe --- yet she never caught a fish or went fishing during her entire life!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #382(2/7/2002)

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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) Goodyear Canada Inc. offered Canadians with the last name "Dunlop" to split up to $25,000 if they legally changed their names to "Dunlop-tire"!

(2) In the 1770's the British government passed a law banning lipstick! "I feel naked!"

(3) Lady Morton of London, England, drove for 74 years without a single accident then had her first crash at the age of 100! "Drat!"

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #361(2/5/2002)

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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) In the Lomellina Valley in Italy there is an annual mosquito-killing championship!

(2) John Poletti of Sydney, Australia, went to a hospital after a minor car crash where an X-ray revealed that 2 coins were lodged near his appendix!

(3) Peter Mckinlay of Falkirk, Scotland, crawled nonstop a distance of 31.4 miles!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #355(1/10/2002)

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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 cocktail created in Queensland, Australia, held 5,711 gallons of alcohol!

(2) Angel Santiago owns a company that manufactures and sells roller skates for parrots!

(3) Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim creates music using noises he recorded in a sewage treatment plant in Oslo!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #316(1/16/2002)

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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) Dr. Lou Taloumis, an orthodontist in San Antonio, Texas, has a collection of tooth brushes from around the world, including a six-sided brush that can clean all of your teeth at the same time!

(2) "Oooooff!" In August 1987, a single Sunday edition of the New York Times weighed 14 lbs.!

(3) The graves of "Emmette Tomb" and "Lydia Coffin" can be found in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pineville, La.!

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