Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    The stage crew guy at Area 51 who knocked that flag over better put it back up.

  2. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    And you can still see the “Kilroy Was Here” graffiti after all these years.

  3. ARF2

    ARF2 said, over 3 years ago

    I would think the only flag still standing would be the Apollo 17 flag. Since the liftoff of the LEM was going to be videoed, they deliberately planted the flag far enough away that it would not be knocked down on camera at liftoff.
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    A close examination of the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images from 50 km (31 miles) altitude should settle the issue.

  4. Stray9999

    Stray9999 said, over 3 years ago

    Apparently the one not “flying” was the Apollo 11 one. It was too close to the LEM and when Armstrong and Aldrin took off, it was knocked it over (according to Aldrin).

  5. Frogman_tg

    Frogman_tg said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not Bill “Spaceman” Lee, when he was my favorite pitcher in the 70’s for the BoSox, He was affectionately known as Spaceman Bill Lee, Spaceman first because he was so spacy.

  6. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 3 years ago

    How do they know that? From the Mars lander?

  7. suzleigh

    suzleigh said, over 3 years ago

    I thought teams won ball games… not individuals

  8. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, over 3 years ago

    The missing flag is in the basement of the Man on the Moon.
    His teenage son collects road signs too.

  9. Elderflower

    Elderflower said, over 3 years ago

    If you watch the documentary of the first moon landing, you can see that the flag is stiff – cardboard, maybe? I guess they figured it would look better if it appeared to be “flying”. Or else they wanted to fuel future arguments for conspiracies.

  10. Marc

    Marc said, over 3 years ago

    I thought the flag not only had the vertical pole as standard but also a horizontal segment at the top that the flag is also attached to.

  11. Marc

    Marc said, over 3 years ago

    @suzleigh

    Pitchers have win-loss records as part of their official stats. The rules for what determines who gets the win are kind of convoluted at times, but basically it’s the player who was pitching when his team established the lead that they never relinquished.

  12. The Mom

    The Mom said, over 3 years ago

    I guess none of the conspiracy theorists ever watch MythBusters lest their conspiracies get shot down…like this one…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhab86KoVjU The only aspect of the MB test I would have changed is reducing the gravity in vacuum to TRULY simulate the surface of the moon. That flag kept waving a lot more in the vacuum but imagine how much more if would have waved had there been almost no gravity pulling on it.

  13. Scott S

    Scott S said, over 3 years ago

    There’s a rod at the top of the staff that the top of the flag is attached to.

  14. Red_Fez

    Red_Fez said, over 3 years ago

    Stanford scientists better not let Joe Biden get to their device… otherwise they’ll have the most dangerous and destructive weapon known to man.

  15. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, over 3 years ago

    Some people’s brainwaves need to be translated!

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