Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c112(10/3/2004)

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Nasir Jabucar, a coppersmith from Bosnia-Herzegovina, built a brass coffee pot that stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall and makes over 211 gallons of coffee!

The memory cards in most digital cameras are virtually indestructible. They can be trampled, dunked in soda or boiled and will still retain the digitally stored pictures!

Thomas Nilsen of Denmark caught a 419-pound halibut, the largest ever by rod. It took three men to get the 7 feet 9 inch fish in the boat!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What kind of coffee pot did Nasir build?

(2) Can the memory cards in most digital cameras be easily damaged?

(3) How many men were needed to get the halibut in the boat?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c103(10/31/2004)

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The jack o'lantern was first named after a man in Irish folk legend called Jack who was forced to wander in limbo with a hollowed-out turnip containing a lit ember.

Being able to roll one's tongue is an inherited trait. Believe it or not! Only seven out of ten people can do it!

Bela Lugosi portrayed the vampire Dracula in the 1931 film. Believe it or not! When Lugosi died in 1956, he was buried in his full Dracula costume!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) How was the jack o'lantern first named?

(2) How many people out of ten can roll his or her tongue?

(3) What kind of costume was Bela wearing when buried?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c100(9/26/2004)

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A South African woman accidentally deposited a rare gold coin worth more than a $1,000 in a Johannesburg parking meter while shopping without her glasses!

Linda Blardo of Zephyrhills, Fla., lost her high school class ring at a local swimming hole. 34 years later, the ring was found in a Georgia state park 470 miles away!

61-year-old Dave Parker of Vancouver Island, Canada, was attacked by a 100-pound cougar while walking along a service road. The elderly man killed the cougar with a 3-inch pocket knife!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What did the woman deposit in a parking meter?

(2) How long did it take her to retrieve her high school class ring?

(3) What did the elderly man kill with a pocket knife?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c59(11/21/2004)

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In a 2003 auction, Fred Pisciuneri of Australia spent $26,400 for a dozen mangoes!

David Beckham's legs are insured for more than $70 million!

It is scientifically proven that you can swim in maple syrup just as fast as you can in water!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What did Fred spend $26,400 for?

(2) Whose legs are insured for more than $70 million?

(3) Is it possible to swim in maple syrup just as fast as in water?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c58(6/27/2004)

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During the Mesozoic Era there were giant flightless insects... and a huge dragonfly meganeuropsis permiana that measured 2.5 feet!

A Mexican agave flower that has been at Glendurgan Gardens in Cornwell, England since the 1800s, bloomed for the very first time... then died!

"You look fine! Can I watch the game now?" A U.S. company sells an LCD television that doubles as a mirror when it's turned off!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) How huge was the dragonfly?

(2) What did that flower do after it bloomed for the first time?

(3) What kind of an LCD television does the company sell?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c57(7/18/2004)

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Dogs in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, are required by law to have waterproof doghouses that are equipped with self-closing doors!

Dr. Keith Sivertson of Idaho saved Ben King's life by using a $300 power drill to drill a hole in his head and relieve pressure on his brain after he fell down a flight of stairs!

Baggio a cockatiel owned by tailor Jack Territo of Bristol, England, can pick up a needle and thread it through material using its beak!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What kind of doghouses do the dogs in Olmsted Falls have?

(2) What did Keith use to drill a hole in Ben's head?

(3) How can the cockatiel thread a needle through material?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c56(10/10/2004)

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Russian Scientists Dr. Ludmila Antipova and Alexei Nikolaichik, have developed an entire line of blood-based food products. It includes chocolate, yogurts and flavored drinks!

In 2004, to commemorate the Swiss lumber industry, the Swiss Postal Service has produced a postage stamp made from actual wood!

The Hindenburg Zeppelin was the largest aircraft ever produced. It has a diameter of 135 feet and was 804 feet long!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What kind of food products have those scientists developed?

(2) What kind of postage stamp has the Swiss Postal Service produced?

(3) How large was the Hindenburg Zeppelin?

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