Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for May 05, 2012

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    Aussie Down Under  about 12 years ago

    You are what you eat. While no heart attack is deserved if you gorge on all that food you really are asking for a wake up call.

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    Aussie Down Under  about 12 years ago

    Just how did they discover that grizzly fact?. There’s barely enough sustenance even in that number of moths.

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    hawgowar  about 12 years ago

    How can a grizzly have TIME to catch and eat 40,000 moths PER DAY? That works out to 27 moths per minute, if the grizzly eats constantly for 24 straight hours. I call shennanigans on this one. I do not believe it is possible. Griz would not even have time to breathe.

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    Weakstream   about 12 years ago

    Maby he eats them 2 at a time.

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    elysummers  about 12 years ago

    Well that’s hardly filling.

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    fireboy28 cfde16  about 12 years ago

    “Croc” should try Bull riding.

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    Anon4242  about 12 years ago

    Each summer, moths of the army cutworm fly into tall mountain rocky slides, where they burrow away from the intense mountain sunlight into dark crevices. Hundreds of thousands of them. These moths come from farmland many miles away to these high, remote mountain slopes in Yellowstone.

    At these places of slide rock and sunshine, both grizzly and black bears gather each year, climbing high above timberline to feed on the moths. The bears will dig through the slide rock and eat the moths that they uncover. It is estimated that some 40,000 moths per day can end up in the stomach of a hungry bear.

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    Captain Colorado  about 12 years ago

    I was wondering what those moths were good for: bear food.

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    johnrussco  about 12 years ago

    Had no idea they ate moths, and Choc needs another job or retire. As he gets older he’s going to suffer.

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    goweeder  about 12 years ago

    …."Did you know you can commit suicide by eating celery? It requires more energy to eat celery than the celery can provide.____________________________________ Sounds like a great diet plan!

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    DavidMac  about 12 years ago

    Moth-eating grizzlies stalk, kill and eat moths. Yeah, right. When was the last bear documentary filmed which shows grizzlies doing that?

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    lschmidt55  about 12 years ago

    The Heart Attack Grill is in ARIZONA!!!

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    Simon_Jester  about 12 years ago

    Mark Tatulli coulld have some big fun with that Grizzly fact.

    I can see it now, ’Lio’s Pest Control.’

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    Nighthawks Premium Member about 12 years ago

    poor old triple burger person’s last words were: “could you supersize that milkshake?”

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    Fan o’ Lio.  about 12 years ago

    Moths are actually pretty big insects. Their balls alone are almost a half an inch diameter.

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    Joe Way Premium Member about 12 years ago

    40,000? That’s a moth every two seconds for 24 hours. I’d be amazed if a bear could eat 4,000 moths in a day—probably more like 400.

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    da11a5  about 12 years ago

    Pooh Bear likes to eat Moths!?

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    Does a grizzly bear smell better than mothballs? If so, I might want to keep one in my closet!

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    That jockey is a glutton for punishment …‘make no bones about it’!

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    Mostly Water Premium Member about 12 years ago

    I live in Montana where we have grizzlies and have never met a griz with a moth fetish. They prefer coolers and triple bypass burgers.

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    Big_Tex  about 12 years ago

    I hear bears like picnic baskets.

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    Jogger2  about 12 years ago

    Thanks, Anon4242. I was wondering how a bear could catch so many moths.

    Did break each rib 6 times and his right collar bone 6 times, or did he break that collar bone 6 times and the ribs an unspecified number of times?

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    nick97  about 12 years ago

    The beats eat the moths as they are hiding in the rocks. The moths are actually very high in fat (thanks the Planet Earth video series)

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    nick97  about 12 years ago

    oops, “bears” not beats… should proof read before submitting!

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    iced tea  about 12 years ago

    Maybe that will teach people to avoid those big greasy cheeseburger all the time. That diner is properly named.

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    bluegirl285  about 12 years ago

    Now that’s what I call eating a lot of wings!

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    tadchem  about 12 years ago

    Another twisted factoid. A grizzly couldn’t find that many moths in one day, and he’s not going to hire an army of bats to do it.What they probably meant was that even though grizzlies eat moths, it would take 40,000 moths to fill the stomach of one for a day.

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    Puddleglum2  about 12 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49,“Mothballs are highly toxic when ingested and will cause serious illness or death.” …how ‘grisly’!

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