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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #393(1/9/2008)

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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) "Now - clean up the mess you made!" Adrian McKinnon of Montgomery, Ala., caught a burglar robbing his home on Oct. 16, 2007, and forced him to clean up the mess he had made - at gunpoint!

(2) On Nov. 5, 2007, Jack Bibby of Texas sat for 45 minutes in a tub filled with 87 venomous rattlesnakes!

(3) "The toothbrush" Earliest known forms have been around since 3000 B.C., but the bristle toothbrush, similar to what we use today, was invented in China in 1498. Hog's neck hairs were used. The use of Nylon bristles started in 1938!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #392(1/7/2008)

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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) Before authorities began a drive to evict them in 2007, 10,000 squatters lived among the graves of the North Cemetery in Manila, Philippines!

(2) "Life Sentencing Day" On Oct. 24, 2007, 60 life sentences were handed down in only 4 court cases in India!

(3) Luigi Petroni of Italy survived a 2,000-foot fall after his parachute failed to open during a skydiving trip in Medulin, Croatia!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c119(10/15/2000)

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Sherpa guide Babu Chhiri climbed to the summit of Mount Everest in 15 hours, 56 minutes, setting a new world record!

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have developed a method of converting millions of pounds of chicken feathers into fiber for paper diapers, clothing and insulation!

Rock star Tommy Lee composed most of the songs to his latest album by recording lyrics and melodies on his home answering machine --- which he called while in prison!

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(1) How long did it take Babu to climb to the summit of Mount Everest?

(2) What kind of method have the scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed?

(3) Where did Tommy compose most of the songs to his latest album?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #391(1/24/2002)

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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 supermarket in Dayton, Ohio, sold gasoline for only 10 cents a gallon in November 2001! "Next!"

(2) At a car recycling center in Berlin, Germany, people pay $2 an hour to smash old cars with a sledgehammer to relieve stress!

(3) Henrietta Arevalo of San Antonio, Texas, has saved the wishbones from her family's Thanksgiving Day turkeys for the last 20 years! "1985"

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