Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for August 04, 2020

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 2 years ago

    I bet commentator Jason-what’s-his name will say he once saw the Statue of Liberty get struck by lightning 601 times annually, saw 21 volcanoes eruptions worldwide, and/or ate 351 different shapes of pasta.

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    pearlsbs  over 2 years ago

    Here is the answer to how many times the Statue of Liberty is struck by lightning from the National Park Service.

    “Does the Statue of Liberty get struck by lightning? Yes! Although the Statue is grounded through the massive concrete and granite base she stands on; the Statue gets struck many times each year. Just how many is not known. The Statue’s height and the conductive material she’s made of, copper, makes it a structure of choice for lightning strikes.”

    https://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/get-the-facts.htm

    600 times in a year would mean that it is struck about 1.6 times per day on average.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Those Italians must be really bored.

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    h.v.greenman  over 2 years ago

    I wonder if that includes the various novelty pastas ( smiley faces, cartoon characters, etc.)?

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    Fritzsch  over 2 years ago

    Charles de Gaulle — ’How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    20 volcanos at any given time? You got to be kidding.

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    TomGn  over 2 years ago

    I ate one shape of pasta 350 times

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    jpayne4040  over 2 years ago

    I guess those volcanos are in places no one cares about considering almost none of them make the news!

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    Pickled Pete  over 2 years ago

    The main pasta, spaghetti, is not made, it grows on trees.

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    joefearsnothing  over 2 years ago

    Miss Liberty is just another lightning rod but more attractive! ;o]

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    RetFor  over 2 years ago

    350 shapes of pasta, and in the store we get a choice of about 10. Woo!

    (Granted, it would be hard to stock all 350…)

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    comixbomix  over 2 years ago

    Lately, it seems to be getting hit by Bolts of Darkening…

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    poppacapsmokeblower  over 2 years ago

    What does a different pasta shape contribute to the dish it’s used in?

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    jonlaw  over 2 years ago

    Finding just the right pasta is like looking for a noodle in a haystack.

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    stamps  over 2 years ago

    You gotta keep that torch lit somehow.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 2 years ago

    And the 21st is my ex.

    Take care and gesundheit.

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    chain gang charlie  over 2 years ago

    The world must be going thru adolescence. Try Noxzema…..

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    paranormal  over 2 years ago

    I believe it!

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 2 years ago

    “Oh yes: a bolt of lightning into a huge copper conductor. I thought you lived in a school.”

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    Chad Cheetah  over 2 years ago

    Bunch of number facts today!

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    craigwestlake  over 2 years ago

    With some batteries and a voltage regulator, NYC could put a dent in its electric bills…

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member over 2 years ago

    20 volcanos at one time? Earth has a bad case of indigestion!!

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member over 2 years ago

    15 more, and they will have 365 shades of pasta, one for each day of the year.

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