Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for January 24, 2020


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    jasonsnakelover  5 months ago

    And the only degree I have is a first degree black belt in martial arts awarded to me by Mr. Dan Miller who used to run a martial arts school called Christian Faith Tae Kwon Do and then changed it to White Tiger.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  5 months ago

    If you don’t know something, you had to Backrub it. Yeah… not much of a ring to it, does it?

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    pearlsbs  5 months ago

    Several successful people didn’t obtain a college degree: Michael Dell, Dave Thomas, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Richard Branson. Just to name a few more.

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    hawgowar  5 months ago

    Back in the 50’s, graduating high school was the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree today.

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    Gent  5 months ago

    Thank goodness for that. I wouldn’t like something called Backrub owning all my data.

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    Zykoic  5 months ago

    Spent years in college. My brother’s favorite question, ‘Why do you go to school so much, are dumb or something?’

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    Me_  5 months ago

    I’m from Quebec in a region where the snow geese, the verses in the text, leave their rest area near the St-Laurent river to feed twice a day in the farmer fields. It’s legal to hunt them there. We take about many thousand of geese flocking into a feils. You can imagine wivht king of damage they can do when you just seed the field…

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    BearsDown Premium Member 5 months ago

    College can only teach you what’s already known. Sometimes it’s better to start fresh.

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    Dennis Johns  5 months ago

    What we don’t seem to remember is that these gentlemen were / are exceptional exceptions! I’m sure we could fill volumes about the folks who never got a degree, let alone a decent education, and ended up in dead-end jobs and spent their lives unfulfilled.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Of the college drop outs, the two Harvard dropouts had a better gig and the Reed College drop out did not go home because he was afraid of what his parents would think so he took several poster making and calligraphy classes and we can thank those classes for all the fonts we have besides just Times New Roman and Helvetica.

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    jvn  5 months ago

    In America, guys standing in fields shooting at geese are called “hunters”.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 5 months ago

    I see three thieves, a wrestler, one pathological liar, one fraud, and one very nice person.

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    navion  5 months ago

    Apparently, in Lincolns time the standards to become a lawyer were somewhat relaxed compared to today.

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    Stephen Gilberg  5 months ago

    Years ago, people were cracking wise about how “I Googled [name]” sounded naughty. “I Backrubbed [name]” would sound worse.

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    heathcliff2  5 months ago

    They probably weren’t against it, but they were studying facts, during their days, of which little to none was being taught during their days.

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    comixbomix  5 months ago

    Are you sure it wasn’t “BackStab”…?

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    craigwestlake  5 months ago

    I’m glad they changed the name. “I’m gonna’ google it” sounds much better than “I think I’ll give it a backrub”…

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    Chad Cheetah  5 months ago

    I re-watched “Into the Spider-Verse” and one of the many changes they make is keeping Google as Backrub.

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