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

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    In Fink’s case, who still makes telegrams these days?

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    Z51 Premium Member 3 months ago

    What good was the telegram anyways? That and a few dollars will get you a cheap coffee.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    Is Fink related to the King of ID?

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    mudleg Premium Member 3 months ago

    A good back story about McCurdy involving a train robbery, a shootout, and “The Six Million Dollar Man” — https://bit.ly/1kC923o

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 3 months ago

    They never sent me mine.

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    therese_callahan2002  3 months ago

    Western Union is still in business.

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    Celarius Premium Member 3 months ago

    If you ever read the contract on a telegram form(I was very bored that day) they only guarantee to delivery but not when. The same with freight lines and airlines.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  3 months ago

    Don McLean wrote an interesting song about a man whose body was displayed in a circus after an accident cut his life short, called The Legend of Andrew McCrew. You can find it on YouTube if you’re interested.

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    tuslog1964  3 months ago

    Western Union – fastest way to send money. (But no way to get it back!)

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    TlalocW  3 months ago

    According to, “The Toys that Made Us,” (A Netflix series about popular toy lines), McCurdy’s corpse was the inspiration for, “Skeletor,” the main bad guy in the He-Man toy story. One of his designers had visited the amusement park as a child and never forgotten it though I don’t really see a resemblance.

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    Stephen Gilberg  3 months ago

    You mean the beetles are still alive when worn?

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    craigwestlake  3 months ago

    Those who know the speed of light now know the speed of slow…

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    Sassy's Mom  3 months ago

    Even though Elmer McCurdy had been a criminal he didn’t deserve to have his body desecrated like that. That’s so sad.

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    MosheWaisberg  3 months ago

    took him that long to pay off his student loans

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    jasonsnakelover  3 months ago

    We get Fobert Rink.

    Take care and may God bless.

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