Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for March 23, 2019


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    jasonsnakelover  9 months ago

    So let’s me and 69 other people meet together and see if there’s at least one pair of people that share the same birthday. My late brother was born in the same year and day as Charlie Sheen.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 months ago

    That 0.1% does seem pretty low. (Does the Pentagon allow its staff to play other Pokémon games: Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver on regular Game Boy; Crystal on Game Boy Color; Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald on Game Boy Advance… Sun and Moon on Nintendo DS?)

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    Z51 Premium Member 9 months ago

    That’s reassuring about the Pentagon, I probably won’t sleep so well tonight!

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 9 months ago

    If Picasso is at the beach and draws in the sand his greatest masterpiece…and then the tide comes in and washes it away before anyone else has a chance to see it….

    Did Picasso’s greatest masterpiece exist? Does art require an observer [other than the artist] to be art? Is it like a tree falling in a forest with no one to hear the sound?

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    SharkNose  9 months ago

    Is that Pablo or Sam Picasso? :D

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    Thorby  9 months ago

    When did Picasso sleep?

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    J Short Premium Member 9 months ago

    When your paintings are as simplistic as his, it’s easy to crank em out en masse.

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    ellisc  9 months ago

    And over 90% of what ole Pablo made is nothing but vastly overrated and overpriced trash!

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    prabbit237  9 months ago

    Once again, Ripley’s gets it wrong. For a group of 70, the odds are only 99.87%. You have to go to a whopping 72 before you get better than 99.9% grin (yes, I know. I’m nit-picking and using more significant digits than they did.)

    And you only need 23 in order to have better than 50/50 odds. So the next time you’re in a crowded bar, make the bar bet that there’s two people in there with the same birthday (just don’t bet that there’s someone else in the bar with the same birthday as yourself as you’d need at least 182 people to make that a safe bet (there’s a large difference between “2 people in here have the same birthday” and “there’s another person in here with the same birthday as this selected person.”)

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    retpost  9 months ago

    I don`t know if this statement is true but if it is there must be many days of the year that on one is born on.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 9 months ago

    Well, most of the staff there are janitors and basket weavers. Couldn’t let the janitors and basket weavers have some fun, could they.

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    AshburnStadium  9 months ago

    My late best friend was born on my 3rd birthday. He died in 2018, a week before his 51st birthday. Most people who knew both of us said that I was the younger-looking of the two.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    I think Picasso had studio apprentices who actually made a lot of things he designed then he’d sign them. That is why some things, like vases, were numbered since many of the same design were created.

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    I don't Know  9 months ago

    Art is art: art is the passion of transferring the mind’s desire into a physical entity. The fantasies of the artist mold reality. Fantasy is the most important part of reality. (BG)

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    tuslog1964  9 months ago

    Same birthdays: Twins up the odds! My HS grad. class had 4 sets of twins out of a class of 54 students.

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    jvn  9 months ago

    It’s comforting to know that the Pentagon staff is playing video games all day at work. I’ll sleep better tonight.

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    Malcome1  9 months ago

    Funny thing, my employer bans the hospital staff from playing Pokemon also.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member 9 months ago

    Most of Picasso’s stuff is ugly. So, who cares?

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    jless  9 months ago

    His full name was:

    Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz

    He adopted his mother’s Italian surname Picasso because as he explained:

    “[Picasso] was stranger, more resonant, than Ruiz … Do you know what appealed to me about that name? Well, it was undoubtedly the double s, which is fairly unusual in Spain. Picasso is of Italian origin, as you know. And the name a person bears or adopts has its importance. Can you imagine me calling myself Ruiz? Pablo Ruiz? Diego-José Ruiz? Or Juan-Népomucène Ruiz?”

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    craigwestlake  9 months ago

    They were tired of hearing “Honest. There’s a Pokemon in the top secrets room”…

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    Indianapolis Smith  9 months ago

    There was nothing good on TV, so what else was Picasso to do?

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    therese_callahan2002  9 months ago

    I share a birthday with Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan, Calvin Klein, Larry King, and the late Indira Gandhi, among others.

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    dtegtmeier51  9 months ago

    I married a man who shared my birthday (he was a year older). We were going to get married on our birthday but his mother was pregnant and due around that date so we moved it up 6 weeks. She had the baby on our birthday. Then, my nephew was born on our birthday. One large sheet cake with 4 names and a LOT of candles after a decade!!

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    57BelAir  9 months ago

    That seems about right, when we had around 120 employees, There were 3 total that had the same birthday as myself. Of course many others had no one else.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 8 months ago

    There are concentrations of birthdays approximately nine months after holidays. [I think I was conceived on July 4, for example.] Other clusters happen about nine months after power disruptions… no TV, no light for reading, etc., so fewer distractions. More conceptions on weekends and seasonally in the spring.

    So there are factors that give push to the statistic cited.

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