Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for June 30, 2016


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    Okay, Greeks of yore, was is three minus two? As for that German barn explosion, did the cattle therein become well-done steaks?

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    James Wolfenstein  over 4 years ago

    Not true. Attic, Aegian, Minoan, all of them had representation for the number one. “Ancient Greeks” probably means old people in Greece… and they forgot about the number one :D

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    Old Texan75  over 4 years ago

    Argos, 5th to 2nd century CE was a dot Some places use a mark like thus )Thebes was a straight mark thus lThere was no single Ancient Greece, but many small city states.Number one was called ’en (hen).“The Attic system has an interesting feature: with the exception of the vertical bar representing 1, the figures are simply the initial letters of the Greek names of the corresponding number….” from The Universal History of Numbers", Georges Ifrah 2000 edition.

    I didn’t know all this, I looked it up in a dead tree storage device, which I happen to be re-reading at this time.

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    Chad Cheetah  over 4 years ago

    I didn’t know they named the Smithsonian after a guy.

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    linsonl  over 4 years ago

    James Smithson was angry with the Brits for the way he was treated (he happened to born out of wedlock, a major thing in those days), so he left his money to America. His remains lie in a crypt at the castle.

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 4 years ago

    Moral: Always have somewhere for air to escape in a barn.

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    tuslog1964  over 4 years ago

    Some primitive tribes math consisted of one, two and many.Their enemies would send a group of soldiers into a woods, then send three back to campScout 1: Many enemy soldiers went into woods.Scout 2: Many men left the woods.Chief: Good, no men in woods!.

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    hankgillette  over 4 years ago

    He never set foot in the U.S. after his death, either.

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    Scott Sallstrom  over 4 years ago

    Aunty Entity: We call it Underworld. That’s where Bartertown gets its energy.

    Mad Max: What, oil? Natural gas?

    Aunty Entity: Pigs.

    Mad Max: You mean pigs like those?

    Aunty Entity: That’s right.

    Mad Max: Bullsh*t!

    Aunty Entity: No. Pig sh*t.

    Mad Max: What?

    The Collector: Pig sh*t. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high-powered gas called methane. And methane cometh from pig sh*t.

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    BHALL77801  over 4 years ago

    WORLD’S BIGGEST BARBECUE! Probably fed the whole town and then some…….

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    MY DOG IS MY CO PILOT  over 4 years ago

    You do realised that that is a Roman soldier in thas panel ? Greeks wore something quite different.

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