Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for February 21, 2020


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    Has Her Majesty been having that employee since her enthroning? (What’s the UK size if she’s US 6?)

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    jasonsnakelover  about 1 year ago

    I heard smelling pass airs was thought to cure the bubonic plague.

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    jvn  about 1 year ago

    Those snail teeth are the hardest biological material on Earth. Believe it or not.

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    A Common 'tator  about 1 year ago

    Ring-a-ring of roses

    A pocket full of posies

    The aroma of the posies was supposed to protect against the plague…

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    therese_callahan2002  about 1 year ago

    I thought invertebrates didn’t have teeth.

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    californiamonty  about 1 year ago

    p.s. It peeves me no end that clothing manufacturers and shoe makers use that asinine “sizing” system. Why not just give the measure in centimeters or millimeters as done in Japan and South Korea?

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    markhughw  about 1 year ago

    Not washing and bathing with soap while using fragrances instead also spread the disease.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The odd bird-beak masks, hats, and cloaking worn against the plague are strangely like modern protective outfits worn by those attending people afflicted with highly contagious diseases. The “plague doctors” also used long sticks that allowed them to examine the sick without actually touching them.

    At some perhaps unconscious level, they knew to avoid touch, to protect their entire bodies from contact, even to cover the eyes with lens-like protectors. And though modern protective suits might include a high grade breathing filter or even a self-contained air supply, their predecessors featured the long beaked masks with protruding snouts stuffed with aromatic herbs believed to have protective value.

    But can you imagine being sick, covered with plague buboes, almost certain that you were dying… and then to look up and see the “doctor” arrive in this nightmare outfit? Doubtless a dreadful sight.

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    mudleg  about 1 year ago

    Amazing! The lady breaking in that pair of shoes looks just like the queen!

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    James Wolfenstein  about 1 year ago

    Believe it or not, royalty is still a thing in the XXI century. That’s a BION bit!

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    J Short Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Shoe Breaker Inner: Did she buy any new shoes yet?

    Queen’s official: Not yet.

    SBI: But it’s been almost 3 months.

    QO: What can I say; you did too good of a job on the last pair.

    SBI: Thank God I’m on salary.

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    J Short Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Queen doesn’t want to admit she is size 7.5; has woman with size 8 feet break in size 6 shoes.

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    dv1093  about 1 year ago

    Hasn’t the whole “Royalty” thing run it’s course? Why does one kowtow to a person who did nothing to deserve it other to be born in the right family?

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    dv1093  about 1 year ago

    Actually the “bad smell/air” thing carries some logic to me.

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    Dean  about 1 year ago

    I break-in my feet to the new shoes as the calluses usually need to move into new locations. Cloth tape [sometimes with a rubber tape to give extra padding] on the affected area helps to avoid blisters before the callus can form.

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    Jogger2  about 1 year ago

    The belief that air that smelled bad caused disease gave us the name of the disease malaria.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member about 1 year ago

    My ex was like all three of these.

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    Nicki's ZoMcYo Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Wow, the Queen and I have the same sized feet!

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    ekke  about 1 year ago

    With feet that tiny, the question arises whether she had her feet bound in childhood, like the old Chinese custom.

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    craigwestlake  about 1 year ago

    Snails have got nothing on my cat…

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