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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #275(5/3/2007)

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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) Henry Hobhouse, an English farmer, converted his Jaguar XJ6 car to run on methane gas --- which he produces himself from rotting apple pulp and grass waste!

(2) Pakistan's Murree Brewery produces beer and whiskey, but the alcohol cannot be legally consumed by Muslims --- 97% of the population.

(3) The average weight of the ballet dancers of the Russian troupe the Big Ballet, is 220 lbs!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c79(5/27/2007)

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Roman generals wore bay laurel leaves in the belief the plant protected them from lightning!

A frog was found inside a chunk of amber in Chiapas, Mexico --- where it has been preserved for as long as 25 million years!

"Cow-nivore!" A cow in Chandpur, India, eats chickens!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) Why did Roman generals wear bay laurel leaves?

(2) How long has the frog been preserved in the chunk of amber?

(3) What does that cow in India eat?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #274(4/30/2007)

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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 meteorological winter of 2006-2007 was the first without snow in Tokyo, Japan, since officials began keeping records 131 years ago!

(2) While pulling in their catch lines off the coast of New Zealand on Feb. 22, 2007, a fishing crew was the first ever to capture a mature 39-foot-long, half-ton Colossal Squid!

(3) On the morning of March 1, 2007, a company of Swiss soldiers got lost and accidentally invaded Liechtenstein, a defenseless country of 34,000!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #273(4/23/2007)

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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) Lee Spievack of Cincinnati, Ohio, lost the tip of a finger in August 2005 but it grew back to its original length and the fingernail on that finger now grows twice as fast as the rest!

(2) On Nov. 5, 2006, doctors found surgical scissors in the abdomen of a woman from Thengapattinum, India --- where the tool had been since an operation in 1994!

(3) Scientists at Boise State University in Idaho, are listing DNA sequences that don't appear in any living thing --- in hopes of creating suicide genes to control genetic experiments!

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