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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #39(1/15/2005)

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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 1769 lightning struck St. Nazaire's Church igniting 100 tons of stored gunpowder. The explosion destroyed one-sixth of Brescia, Italy, killing 3,000 people!

(2) Shakespeare created 1,700 common English words including ``assassination.''

(3) Walter Cavanaugh of California owns 1,497 valid credit cards with a total credit limit of $1.7 million! Lucky for him his 38-pound, 25-foot-long wallet can hold up to --- 800 credit cards!

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