Ripley's Believe It or Not for December 12, 2013


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 5 years ago

    Let me guess: back in the day, even men used to wear those one-piece swimsuits that look like the ones women wear today. As for Roman laundry, it must’ve taken a lot of drinks to get a wash basin filled. As for baby sawfish, no comment.

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

    Urine was collected and left out to sit for a few days. Over time it turned to ammonia.

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

    Rumor has it that Cleopatra would rinse her mouth out with urine to keep her teeth white.

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    VictoryRider GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    The men probably said, “We’ll do it if you will”. Can’t say I blame them.

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    edclectic  almost 5 years ago

    Many soldiers throughout history used to pee on each others’ feet to inhibit foot diseases and odor.

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    suzleigh  almost 5 years ago

    Women on Atlantic City Beach were topless in 1935?

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    Kerovan  almost 5 years ago

    I knew about using urine in the tanning process, though not any of the rest. Curiously enough though, urinating on a blade would remove any poisons coating it. I read one incident where someone considered it insulting, since it implied he would poison his blades.

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    briecke  almost 5 years ago

    I’m sure the topless men and women were influenced by the 1934 movie, Tarzan and his Mate, with Johnny Weismuller and Maureen O’Hara (and her body double, Olympic swimmer Josephine McKim)

    This movie reestablished the Hays Code (largely ignored during the Depression), which eventually became the MPAA we have today.

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    potrerokid  almost 5 years ago

    I read, somewhere, that the Scots soaked dyed yarn in urine to set the colors. I’m sure they also washed the stuff afterwards ( I hope ).

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    TLH1310 GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    if so, How do you account for bladder infections?

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    Marvin3  almost 5 years ago

    It is written “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” So piss off you disbelievers.

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    Mariposamia  almost 5 years ago

    Laundering with urine is fine, if you like yellow clothes!

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    AmyGrantfan51774  almost 5 years ago

    I surprised the men were arrested I thought it was ok for men to be shirtless at the beach…interesting about baby sawfish

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    Phil721  almost 5 years ago

    WWl gas masks were made by soaking cloth in urine . The urea nutralized the chlorine gas.

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    TheFinalSolution  almost 5 years ago

    So, if someone said “Piss on you!” They were just making an observation?

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