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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!

The cartoon from http://www.comics.com/comics/ripleys/
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