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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #34(6/16/2005)

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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) "Hey... Butt out!" A cigarette butt in Australia that was rumored to be the last smoked before the introduction of anti-smoking legislation --- sold at auction for $6,948!

(2) Purdue University students won the annual Rube Goldberg contest by building a 125-step machine that changes flashlight batteries!

(3) Sam Rayburn held elected office in Texas for 55 consecutive years. When he died, more than 30,000 people attended his funeral, including four U.S. presidents!

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