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Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for April 21, 2019

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    pearlsbs  12 months ago

    If Joseph Pujol was driving that 1964 Chrysler he wouldn’t need to stop for fuel.

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    ChucklinChuck  12 months ago

    Looks more like a Ford to me.

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    jvn  12 months ago

    “Professional Farter”? I didn’t know this was an option. I’ve been wasting my life as an amateur. Those people in France knew how to live!

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    Bilan  12 months ago

    Joseph Pujol’s stage name was Le Pétomane and he performed at the Moulin Rouge

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    Gent  12 months ago

    He got paid to fart? Where do I get a job like that?

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    tornadoprevention  12 months ago

    Joseph Pujol did not allow smokers in the audience

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    tornadoprevention  12 months ago

    So how much is a gallon of cheap rotten booze per mile?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 12 months ago

    Someplace I think I still have a replica edition of a late 19th or very early 20th century paperback about Joseph Pujol, aka Le Pétomane….

    He supposedly never passed actual bodily gas in his performances….

     

    His talent was an amazing ability to control his abdominal muscles and sphincter…

    He could suck in air or water, and expel it as he wished….

    imitating musical instruments, playing melodies… and even play a few real wind instruments with air from a tube.

    He could also make animal sounds, blow out candles from a distance, smoke a cigar, and do other tricks, all from his rear orifice.

     

    There were no movies yet, or television…. no internet….

    Entertainment was mostly staid classical concerts or home sing-alongs if someone could play the piano.

    Le Pétomane was kinda the GoComics of his day.

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    AshburnStadium  12 months ago

    Pujols’ stage name of LePetomane was appropriated by Mel Brooks for his character as the territorial governor in “Blazing Saddles.” Several references were made to calling his character the vulgar term for rectum.

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    jbrobo Premium Member 12 months ago

    I can’t remember who recorded it but I seem to recall something about a farting contest years ago. Maybe back in the 60’s or 70’s.

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member 12 months ago

    Interesting that all the comments revolve around the fart machine. Here’s a link to the soldier’s glowing wounds from the Civil War. Still the war with the most loss of life for the US. http://mentalfloss.com/article/30380/why-some-civil-war-soldiers-glowed-dark

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 12 months ago

    Why waste booze like that?!? (hic)

    There are much better uses.

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    dolla Premium Member 12 months ago

    I used to have the LP record! The Farting Contest

    Paul Boomer VS Lord Windesmear in a classic blow to blow all out winner takes all farting contest.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=uPplyQWf-u4

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    Smokie  12 months ago

    I had a 1969 Volkswagen that ran on Kerosene. We were camping and ran out of gas. Had kerosene for the lamps and used that. Made it home and no damage. Used bailing wire to hold the starter on when it fell off. Loved that car!!!!!!!

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    stealth694  12 months ago

    I remember that car,, they used it in a movie.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 12 months ago

    Well, Joe.. I don’t know what to say.

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    chuck_sa  12 months ago

    Did not know that Ripley’s explained themselves. At least in this case they have.

    https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/glowing-civil-war-flesh-wounds/

    Going to have to check it out . . .

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    Rad-ish says, posting No Ambiguity on Sherpa Premium Member 12 months ago

    The problem with turbine cars is that they overheat at stoplights and slow speeds.

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    Stephen Gilberg  12 months ago

    It’d be even better to pronounce “Pujol” the Spanish way.

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    Celarius Premium Member 12 months ago

    here is the link for about the Angel’s glow https://www.kidsdiscover.com/quick-reads/angels-glow-the-bacterium-that-saved-civil-war-soldiers/

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    Andrew Moore  12 months ago

    I guess they were pretty much desperate for entertainment in the 1800s.

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    heathcliff2  12 months ago

    Phosphorous?

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    noreenklose  12 months ago

    To ALL my friends here:

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    celtickat53  12 months ago

    I, too, have read of the glowing wounds and the reason therefor. Very interesting. The soldiers who had the glowing wounds were truly very fortunate.

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    craigwestlake  12 months ago

    The firefighters at Chernobyl had the same problem…

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    Spock  12 months ago

    It would not run on beer, though.

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