Ripley's Believe It or Not for June 05, 2013


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    BRI-NO-MITE!! GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Silly Putty was invented by a scientist who was trying to come up with a substitute for rubber.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 5 years ago

    Happy 70th birthday, Slinky.

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    edclectic  over 5 years ago

    That Thai event was sponsored by Chap stick.

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    simpsonfan2  over 5 years ago

    And Philo T Farnsworth invented TV. It would be something if the two of them were related.

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    billb181  over 5 years ago

    After inventing the sliny Richard James said: “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” :)

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    Alexikakos  over 5 years ago

    1960s ”Slinky” advertisement 1 Minute

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  7. Missing large  over 5 years ago

    Nuclear Fusion exists ? I cannot believe that !

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  8. Missing large  over 5 years ago

    I meant (from wikipedia):

    Research into developing controlled thermonuclear fusion for civil purposes also began in earnest in the 1950s, and it continues to this day. Two projects, the National Ignition Facility and ITER, are expected to have high gains, that is, producing more energy than required to ignite the reaction, after 60 years of design improvements developed from previous experiments.

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    Rocky11  over 5 years ago

    billb181 …great comment…big laugh!!

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    billtomlinson  over 5 years ago

    Apparently this fusion device has been done many times before but it is not efficient enough to be a source of energy. Google “Conrad farms worth”

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    lummysdad  over 5 years ago

    Now we know what war is good for! Slinkys…and M&MS…and internet…yoyos…

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    loner34  over 5 years ago

    This is believe it or not AND I DON’THundreds of scientists worldwide have been trying for years to create nuclear fusion to no avail.AND this kid did it in his garage? LOL, if he had it would be on front page not here.

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    jackdohany  over 5 years ago

    I also don’t believe that kiss!

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    Henry Robertson GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Ok, let’s get it straight, that’s NOT a fusion reactor, it’s just a vacuum chamber with high voltage applies to the electrodes. You get the same effect every time you turn on a neon light.

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    gocomicsmember  over 5 years ago

    The key to the Conrad Farnsworth item is the omission of the words “successful” or “self-sustaining.” Apparently, he did cause hydrogen fusion, so in the exact way it is worded, we can, indeed, believe it.

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    Petemejia77  over 5 years ago

    Why does Farnsworth have a haircut like somebody from the 20s? And why does he have a maniacal expression? Looks like EVIL is brewing in that throw back head of his!

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    jack fairbanks  over 5 years ago

    you really don’t have to wind an american warship. hey conrad, how ya doin’ with the ak-47 collection?

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    AmyGrantfan51774  over 5 years ago

    that was interesting about the couple ( I can’t pronounce their names) who kissed for 58 hours in front of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum but was it true their braces locked???!!!!

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    AmyGrantfan51774  over 5 years ago

    also interesting about the Slinky I used to have one

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    bobviously  over 5 years ago

    I was referring to Simpsonfan2’s (who I was replying to) name when I said “speaking of the Simpsons…”

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