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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #9(12/19/2005)

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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) Eric James Torpy of Oklahoma City received 30 years, but asked to have 3 years added so his jail sentence would match the jersey number of Basketball Great Larry Bird!

(2) Holy Roman Emperor Otto I (912-973) traveled to Regensburg, Germany in 940 AD and appointed the first person he saw --- a night porter, to the powerful post of bishop!

(3) "This building is not safe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the building inspector." Flattened remains of a house in Mandeville, La., following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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