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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #209(12/21/2006)

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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, I feel really tall this morning!" A person is shorter in the evening than he is in the morning --- thanks to gravity's pressure on the spine and cartilage!

(2) "Shortest War In History!" The Anglo-Zanzibar War took place on Aug. 27, 1896. The British deposed a hostile usurper in just 45 minutes by sinking Zanzibar's only warship and bombarding the Sultan's ralace into rubble!

(3) Spasmodic dysphonia causes a person to lose ability to speak normally --- although some can still communicate in song with phymes or by shouting!

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