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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c6(5/29/2005)

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"Waste Not ..." For centuries, saltpeter, one of the key ingredients of gunpowder, was harvested from urine!

"Stick 'em up!" Mamadou Obotimbe Diabikile robbed a bank in Bamako, Mali, on March 16, 2005, and was easily caught --- even though he thought the 33 pounds of talismans and charms he was wearing would make him invisible!

In all but subzero weather, 9-year-old Saje Beard commutes to her one-room schoolhouse in North Dakota by mule!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What was harvested from urine for centuries?

(2) Why was Mamadou easily caught after robbing a bank in 2005?

(3) How does Saje usually commute to school?

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