Ripley's Believe It or Not! #390(12/31/2007)

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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) Leopard slugs mate in mid-air --- dangling from a rope of mucus!

(2) U.S. politician Harry Truman was a senator, vice president and president all in the same year 1945!

(3) "Sheffield F.C. 1857" "The World's Oldest Football Club" The Sheffield (England) Football Club is the oldest soccer team in the world --- dating back over 150 years!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #389(12/29/2007)

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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) "The Sikhs of the Punjab" All have the same name --- "Singh," which means "lion."

(2) One of a mosquito's feet can support 23 times the insect's weight --- while standing on water!

(3) On April 13, 2029, the asteroid 99942 Apophis will pass within 22,500 miles of the earth --- with a one in 45,000 chance of hitting us!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #387(12/27/2007)

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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) The planet Venus has days longer than its years!

(2) The United States of America, a country of 300 million people, has no official language!

(3) Wendy, a dog from Central Saanich, Canada, has a mutated set of muscular growth genes, making her "double-muscled" and twice the weight of an average whippet dog!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #386(12/25/2007)

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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) Canada's postal code HOH OHO directs mail to Santa Claus!

(2) During the 1914 Christmas truce of World War I, soldiers on both sides of the western front spontaneously stopped fighting, and against their commanders' orders --- crossed no man's land to exchange gifts and play soccer!

(3) "Whack!" In Manitou Springs, Colo., there is an annual after-Christmas "Great Fruitcake Toss," in which residents get rid of their unwanted holiday fruitcakes using golf clubs and catapults!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #384(12/24/2007)

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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) 65 million years ago --- a meteor or comet the size of a city crashed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula! "Gulf of Mexico"

(2) "Beep! Beep!" Beeper ball --- a modified version of baseball played by the blind in North America, is played in front of a crowd that remains silent so the players can hear the sound-generating balls and bases!

(3) Guinea-Bissau, a West African country of 1.5 million people, has no civilian prisons!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #383(12/20/2007)

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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 July 2007, a shift in ocean currents began dumping 300 tons of floating garbage every day on the Juhu beach area near Mumbai, India!

(2) "Thar she blows!" A buildup of gasses caused a dead sperm whale to explode onto the streets of Tainan, Taiwan, in January 2004, as it was being delivered to a research center!

(3) "Lucky Loo!" In the summer of 2007, an anonymous man left over 400 envelopes, each containing a letter and a \10,000 bill ($92), in bathrooms of public buildings all across Japan!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #381(12/19/2007)

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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) "Hi, cuz!" Termites are cousins of cockroaches!

(2) In October 2007, doctors in Queensland, Australia, saved a man from poisoning by drip feeding him vodka for 3 days!

(3) Jason Lewis of Great Britain spent 13 years, 2 months, 23 days and 11 hours circling the world under his own power --- traveling on foot, rollerblade, bicycle, pedal boat and kayak!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #380(12/17/2007)

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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) There are 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 possible variations on a standard Sudoku puzzle grid!

(2) The first two trademarks issued in 1876, under Britain's new protection system, were for beer products!

(3) The Philippine military held an informal ceasefire with rebels on Oct. 7, 2007, so soldiers from both sides could watch a match featuring Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #378(12/15/2007)

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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) A divorce fair in Vienna featured lawyers, mediators, private detectives, real estate agents, therapists and even DNA labs presenting their services!

(2) "Dig it!" For 40 years, Baldassare Forestiere used only hand tools to excavate 10 acres of underground tunnels, gardens and living space beneath his farmland in Fresno, California!

(3) Which weighs more, all of the earth's humans or all of its ants? Added together, the million billion ants of the world outweigh humans!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #377(12/13/2007)

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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 Spanish-ruled Louisiana (1762-1802), a gathering of eight or more non-Catholics was illegal!

(2) There were so many candidates in Bulgaria's 2007 local elections that the ballots were 6 1/2 feet long!

(3) "Chinese Vampire" Li Man-Yiu of Hong Kong was arrested for stealing and drinking two vials of blood from a hospital laboratory in Sept. 2007!

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