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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c51(12/11/2005)

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Pope Sylvester II, who served from 999-1003, was accused of sorcery --- because he excelled at math!

Eating poppy seed bagels will cause a person to register positive for opiates on a drug test!

As early as 3,000 years ago Chinese inventors built carriages with figurines that would always point south --- without a compass!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) Why was the pope accused of sorcery?

(2) What kind of food will cause a person to register positive for opiates on a drug test?

(3) What kind of carriages did the inventors build as early as 3,000 years ago?

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