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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #6(5/19/2005)

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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) Li Liu of China is 6 foot, 9 inches tall and she is only 15 years old!

(2) Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. President, was dressed in girl's clothing until he was 5!

(3) Bano Akham of New Delhi, India, was married at age 10 and was a great grandmother by age 38!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #5(12/6/2005)

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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) There have been over 190 coups in Bolivia's 180 years of independence!

(2) Lacquerware was such an intricate art in ancient China that as many as 12 people were involved in the making of a single cup!

(3) Professor John Mainstone of the University of Queensland, Australia, monitors an ongoing experiment, started in 1927, measuring drips of congealed tar --- at one drop every 9 years!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #4(2/26/2005)

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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) Big boy! Francisca Dos Santos Ramos gave birth to a 16-pound, 11-ounce boy on January 18, 2005!

(2) His two Jack Russel terriers kept Paul Walsh of Swinton, UK, from freezing to death for nine days after he collapsed in his apartment.

(3) Zebulon Simentov of Kabul is the only known Jewish person living in Afghanistan!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #3(10/17/2005)

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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 2004, researchers fired 700 gunshots in a Southern U.S. neighborhood --- And the police didn't get a single phone call!

(2) In August 2005, an elderly customer gave a Porsche 924 to waitress Josefin Justin of Sweden, as a tip for serving him well during his retirement dinner!

(3) "Welcome to Reklaw" "Sacul WELCOMES You" The town of Reklaw and Sacul, Texas, were given the names of their founders --- spelled backward!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #2(1/17/2005)

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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) Archaeologists have discovered remnants of fermented rice, honey and fruit drinks in China's neolithic Jiahu village, proving that the Chinese have brewed alcoholic beverages for at least 9,000 years!

(2) In 2004, while receiving treatment for a hand injury --- lance corporal David Battle chose to have his finger amputated rather than having his wedding ring cut apart!

(3) World war II paratrooper Joseph ``Jumpin' Joe'' Beyrle was the only soldier to fight against the Germans for both the American and Soviet Armies!

< TASK 2 > Choose the best one out of the three above. Put it into Japanese.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #1(6/20/2005)

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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) Hippos kill more people in Africa each year than all other wild animals combined --- including lions, tigers, rhinos and snakes!

(2) An attraction in Mexico has an obstacle course designed to resemble the challenges people encounter while illegally crossing the U.S. --- Mexico border! Admission is $13!

(3) "Hey! Who ordered all this stuff!?" A Des Moines, Iowa, woman was fired from her job after ordering $250,000 worth of office supplies during an 18-month span, including 16,000 BIC pens and $15,000 worth of Scotch tape!

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