« Ripley's Believe It or Not! #167(8/19/2006) | Main | Ripley's Believe It or Not! #169(8/22/2006) »

Ripley's Believe It or Not! #168(8/21/2006)

Special Thanks to http://www.ripleys.com/

060821_abc
(C) 2006 Ripley Entertainment, Inc.

< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) At age 105 and unable to see the pins, Bill Hargrove of Cleveland, GA., bowls on a regular basis --- a sport in which he has competed since 1924!

(2) Hero of Alexandria described a simple steam engine used around the first century BC --- more than 16 centuries before modern steam-powered equipment was invented!

(3) On July 17, 1969, as the Apollo 11 mission headed to the moon, the New York Times published a retraction of a 1920 article in which it ridiculed Dr. Robert Goddard, the father of rocket science, and the possibility of space flight!

The cartoon from http://www.comics.com/comics/ripleys/
Download PDF file(311KB)

« Ripley's Believe It or Not! #167(8/19/2006) | Main | Ripley's Believe It or Not! #169(8/22/2006) »

Comments

Post a comment



(Not displayed with comment.)




TrackBack


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ripley's Believe It or Not! #168(8/21/2006):

« Ripley's Believe It or Not! #167(8/19/2006) | Main | Ripley's Believe It or Not! #169(8/22/2006) »