Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for April 14, 2020

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    jasonsnakelover  about 4 years ago

    Hohn Wesley Jardin They’re still making the guy serve his time?

    That’s a matter of opinion about lawns.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 4 years ago

    as much as I’m ancestrally part Scandinavian (Danish for all I really know), birch pitch doesn’t sound appetizing

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    h.v.greenman  about 4 years ago

    Ironically after serving 14 years in prison, John Wesley Hardin became a lawyer. On August 19, 1895 he was shot in the back of the head while playing dice in an El Paso bar. The shooter John Selman, was an off duty police officer, whom Hardin had argued and threatened after Selman arrested Hardin’s girlfriend for violating the city law about carrying a gun.

    Hardin himself was unarmed at the time of the shooting. And Selman was acquitted.

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    The Pro from Dover  about 4 years ago

    I’m blowing the day to take a walk in the sun

    And fall on my face on somebody’s new-mown lawn

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    Bilan  about 4 years ago

    Saying that the smell of cut grass is a cry for help is like saying the smell of our blood is a cry for help.

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    hawgowar  about 4 years ago

    Since humans are not herbivores and cannot digest grass very well, I wonder why fresh cut grass or hay smells so good to us?

    Also birch bark tea is good for a sore throat and cough.

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    sevaar777  about 4 years ago

    Birch is still used for xylitol in gum and soft drinks. The bark makes a great firestarter even when wet.

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    jpayne4040  about 4 years ago

    Not surprised about the cut grass. Trees have a high-pitched scream when they are cut down, but it’s at such a high-frequency we can’t hear it. Our dogs can though.

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    Buzzworld  about 4 years ago

    So it’s not lawn mown, it’s lawn moan?

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Oh sure, tear at the heart of the bunny huggers. It’s just a chemical reaction, period.

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    PatsyL.Paul  about 4 years ago

    John Wesley Hardin once shot a man for snoring too loud.

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    cdnalor  about 4 years ago

    My mother once told us that kids in her day used to steal bits of tar from the workers’ tar kettles to chew as gum. It supposedly whitened their teeth.

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    J Short  about 4 years ago

    A cry for help; so who answers their call?

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    Dkram  about 4 years ago

    I don’t know about birch gum but, I’ve chewed spruce gum.

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    Pickled  about 4 years ago

    I love the smell of crying grass in the morning!!

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    kvnkoehler  about 4 years ago

    I loved the smell of cut grass. Now I feel like a fiend.

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    Sassy's Mom  about 4 years ago

    Now there’s an idea for how to deal with the bodies of prisoners who die before their sentence is up!

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 4 years ago

    Not true.

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    offord  about 4 years ago

    To whom is the grass crying for help? The trees?

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    Gerard:D  about 4 years ago

    Grasses are such drama queen sissies. I don’t cry when my hair is being cut.

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    LV1951  about 4 years ago

    Ripley’s reaching today!

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    comixbomix  about 4 years ago

    Sounds like whoever interviewed that grass was smoking it as well…

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    craigwestlake  about 4 years ago

    Only 99 more years and they’ll take it down…

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    cartoonz4  about 4 years ago

    The grass crying is like those nature shows where the host somehow knows why the animals choose to do what they do.

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    PaulLeckner  about 4 years ago

    Do vegetarians love animals, but really hate plants?!

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