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Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
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Feb 9, 2011
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The metal mercury gets its chemical symbol "HG" from "hydragyrom," the Greek for "liquid silver"! A pop-art rendition of the U.S. flag, created in the 1960s by American artist Jasper Johns, sold for $28.6 million at auction in May 2010! Liz Edwards, a farmer in Cheshire, England, bought a sheepdog in March 2009 who was so good at his job- it took several months for Liz to realize the dog had become blind!
Feb 11, 2011
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