Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for March 26, 2019

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    Leroy  over 4 years ago

    Impressive. But wouldn’t it have been easier to get the shark out of the pool??

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    Fritzsch  over 4 years ago

    You mean “courts-martial”?

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    Well, Wilkins’s experiment worked three centuries later, but between Russia and the United States.

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    Hank Gillette Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That 77 number seems totally bogus to me, but I guess it depends on what you consider “saving a life”.

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    wandasway2003  over 4 years ago

    That is quite the abnormally high number of drowning victims for one lifeguard during the few years Ronald Reagan would have been in high school. Most lifeguards maybe save one or two people a year – what the heck was going on at that beach?

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    Byron Spears  over 4 years ago


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    therese_callahan2002  over 4 years ago

    Jules Verne must have found Wilkins’ notes, and used them as the basis for “From The Earth To The Moon.”

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    Grammar.Consulting  over 4 years ago

    Wilkins was the brother-in-law of none other than Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell:

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    jasonsnakelover  over 4 years ago

    We get Wohn Jilkins. Interesting that he proposed the idea of space travel back then and made flying vehicles back then, but I wonder how long it took mankind to figure out that space was an airless vacuum.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    khmo  over 4 years ago

    Dutch sure had a lot of brain dead schoolmates to have 77 non-swimmers!

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 4 years ago

    Yeah but he didn’t call it “space travel.” He called it “getting to freaking hell away from my mother-in-law.”

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    joefearsnothing  over 4 years ago

    So President Reagan was a hero in High School also!

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If you draft all the criminals and ship them overseas, there’s less crime at home.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Favorite president.

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    Andrew Moore  over 4 years ago


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    Mostly Water Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Sounds like voodoo life-saving to me.

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    TheRip  over 4 years ago

    Thanks for reading! seems like today it’s ok to use both…

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    russef  over 4 years ago

    And, years later, Ronald Reagan instituted the first tax on savings account interest therby giving a HUGE helping hand to the middle class.

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    ScottHolman  over 4 years ago

    I think you mean "responded to 77 incidents ". I had a really good lawyer one time who told me, “when we get to court, you can not lie. But you can certainly exaggerate a bit.”

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    EricS.Harris  over 2 years ago

    I’m appalled by the protracted discussion over minor matters of no lasting consequence, especially the end of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a totalitarian regime whose 7 decades of persistent failure featuring the occasional mass murder and continually-operating secret police should show any thinking person with an ounce of integrity that Marxism Is Bad. ™

    It’s “courts-martial”, people.

    Really, I’m disappointed in all of you.

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