Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for December 06, 2019


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    jasonsnakelover  3 months ago

    Can you still get umbrellas like that?

    There’s another restaurant that dogs would like.

    I thought they had the same language as the rest of America.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    Grumpy Old Guy  3 months ago

    Sounds like restaurant serves some crappy food…

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    In the language of Hawaiʻi, the apostrophe-looking mark is also a letter; its sound in a glottal stop.

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    therese_callahan2002  3 months ago

    I never did put Taiwan on my bucket list.

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    Dean  3 months ago

    Lightning strikes have so much current that the wire trailing on the ground would first burst into flame. Then jump through the person holding the umbrella.

    The pointy rod on top [many of today’s umbrellas have shorter, but just as dangerous points] is a hazard to others sharing a crowded sidewalk.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    So that’s what the pointy thing on the umbrellas was originally supposed to be.

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    Pedmar Premium Member 3 months ago

    Mele kalikimaka

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    J Short Premium Member 3 months ago

    When you eat their spicy food, you feel all flush.

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    dv1093  3 months ago

    I don’t get the restaurant thing at all. What’s the point?

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    Smile-n-click  3 months ago

    Maybe that explains why those Hawaiian’s talk funny.

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    joefearsnothing  3 months ago

    If they serve appetizers in the same appliance, it ain’t gonna do the job! ;o{

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    comixbomix  3 months ago

    I can’t decide whether those Taiwanese restaurants are cutting out the middle-man…or adding one.

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Is it for food or those who drink too much?

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    tuslog1964  3 months ago

    The lightning rod / umbrella was in honor of Ben Franklin’s lightning rod, but it took time to realize, as mentioned above, that it was more likely to attract lightning than protect you from it. Lightning rods on buildings have a large braided copper cable to ground, NOT a dragging chain!

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    Thorby  3 months ago

    Grounding chains…..whatever works!

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    Kali  3 months ago

    Why we will never have a global language:

    Hawaiian has no consonants

    Polish has no vowels

    English has no sense.


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    PaleoCon Premium Member 3 months ago

    That fashion is very mid-nineteenth century for eighteenth century Paris.

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    pie  3 months ago

    The Hawaiian alphabet is more complex than I would have ever imagined.

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    Stephen Gilberg  3 months ago

    I’ve seen many English names converted to Hawaiian cognates. My favorite is “Kiwi” for Steve.

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    Andylit Premium Member 3 months ago

    Despite which it has 437 words for pineapple.

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    craigwestlake  3 months ago

    Only the French would worry so about keeping their phones charged…

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