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Ripley's Believe It or Not

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Dec 31, 2017
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    bosn_otter  21 days ago

    that sunflower looks like Trump.

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    James Wolfenstein  21 days ago

    that’s the definition of a ferrule, a sleeve or cap or ring typically of metal used to strengthen or prevent wear

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    Alexikakos  21 days ago

     

    The “cap” on a shoelace is called an aglet.

     

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    therese_callahan2002  21 days ago

    This reminds me of an old Little Audrey cartoon in which one of her flowers began crying, “Water! Water!”

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    joefearsnothing  21 days ago

    Glad it’s called Believe it or Not because I believe the butterfly migration story and i do NOT believe the screaming flowers story and since I do not now(nor will I ever) need to replace parts on a pencil, I don’t care!

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    J Short GC Insider 20 days ago

    Based on this, somebody in Hollywood wanted to do a Hitchcock type movie called The Butterflies; but they just couldn’t make it scary enough.

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    Radish GC Insider 20 days ago

    The Butterfly Effect

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    Bald Eagle  20 days ago

    What are Vegans going to eat now?

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    x_unlimited  20 days ago

    Now Phineas and Ferb will do a celebration about the Ferrule.

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    RonnieAThompson GC Insider 20 days ago

    Happy New Year and God’s Blessings to You in 2018.

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    alan.court  20 days ago

    When I looked at the radar image thought of Antarctica!

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    JanBic GC Insider 20 days ago

    Our local million watt weather radar frequently shows insect swarms this size.

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    JanBic GC Insider 20 days ago

    Any metal ring or sleeve used to keep wood from splitting is called a ferrule.

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    Camiyami  20 days ago

    Most of the time, the facts in this comic are ok, if not interesting to a point. But today’s was awesome! I love words, so I am going to remember ferrule! And to think that flowers actually make a sound when they are thirsty? What the what?! That’s crazy.

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    Sneaker  20 days ago

    I think that when a plant is getting thirsty it starts to dry and crack and it sounds like it is screaming!! LOL!

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    todyoung GC Insider 20 days ago

    https://science.howstuffworks.com › … › Botany › Flowering Plants, Shrubs and Trees

    Although not audible to the human ear, the secret voices of plants have revealed that cucumbers scream when they are sick, and flowers whine when their leaves are cut [source: Deutsche Welle].

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    Peam GC Insider 20 days ago

    So now the fact that a word for something (e.g. ferrule) that can be found in any dictionary becomes worthy of inclusion just because some folk may not know it. That in itself is worthy of an entry in Believe It or Not.“Hark! What is that sound?” “Hush, it’s but the sound of Robert Ripley turning in his grave.”

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    Angry Indeed  20 days ago

    I always thought a ferrule was an over-the-top comedian!

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