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

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  1. jasonsnakelover  5 months ago

    Stim Torms One time I sang a note that was 9 octaves below the lowest g on a piano.

    Did they get any laughs off that candy bar?

    One time I found a termite mound that was 3,821 years old.

    Take care and may God bless.

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  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.  5 months ago

    Aquela colônia brasileira de cupins vai dar carpinteiros pesadelos.

    (That Brazilian termite colony is going to give carpenters nightmares.)

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  3. jimmjonzz Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’m glad the horse wasn’t named Whinny.

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  4. jimmjonzz Premium Member 5 months ago

    My termite colony under plexiglass only has 27 termites. There were 30, but four of them were soldiers. Such a small colony only needs one.

    Nature can be frugal and efficient and ruthless. The excess soldier pheromones in their atmosphere triggered the rest of the termites to kill and eat three of the soldiers.

    This made sense in the termite economy: Soldiers cannot feed themselves because their huge jaws, though functional as weapons, are use less for digging in solid wood. So the rest of the colony was losing valuable energy (calories) in collecting and pre-digesting wood to feed the soldiers.

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  5. eromlig  5 months ago

    Sorry, Tim Storms — down “that low” the individual beats may be heard. The lowest C on the piano beats around 32 per second; the C below that (most pianos only go to A below) beats about 16 per second and the human ear hears it as beats, not an actual tone. You don’t sing; you belch.

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  6. sevaar777  5 months ago

    Perhaps BOJO could be drugged and stolen away to the Brazilian termite colony where he could wake to adoring termite queen(s) and proceed with Terexit.

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  7. boniface22  5 months ago

    I preferred them when they were Marathon bars.

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  8. whahoppened  5 months ago

    Tim Storms: Frequencies that low are heard as individual events rather than a tone.

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  9. FrankErnesto  5 months ago

    Termites make good eating.

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  10. jpayne4040  5 months ago

    As impressive as that is, I don’t think there will ever be a need for anyone to sing that low!

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  11. Attwater's prairie chicken  5 months ago

    On this day in history on August 24th 0079 Mount Vesuvius erupts destroying Pompeii, Stabiae, Herculaneum and other smaller settlements.

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  12. J Short Premium Member 5 months ago

    Visualizing a bunch of fat anteaters lying on their backs moaning.

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  13. Point-dexter  5 months ago

    What do all those termites eat?

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  14. joeatwork212  5 months ago

    After 3800 years, is there any wood around for them to eat?

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  15. dv1093  5 months ago

    I like Snickers. Can’t eat ’em anymore, but I like ’em.

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  16. Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 5 months ago

    So that termite colony is apparently safer than the indigenous tribes in Brazil.

    Take care and gesundheit.

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  17. The Pro from Dover  5 months ago

    Gee

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  18. jscarff57 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Now we know the real reason Brazilian Rosewood is an endangered species!

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  19. artegal  5 months ago

    I can go lower than Tim Stroms. It’s so low no one can hear it. It’s been really tough trying to get it verified.

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  20. stamps  5 months ago

    Not possible for his voice to be 8 octaves below the lowest G, which has a frequency of about 48. 8 octaves below that would put the frequency at about 0.1, or 1 beat every 10 seconds.

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  21. Petemejia77  5 months ago

    Oh MY! Mr Storms seems to be giving us his Come Hither look!

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  22. listmom  5 months ago

    Naming a Snickers bar after a horse?! Ha! That’s a laugh.

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  23. ScottHolman  5 months ago

    If he can’t hear it, how does he know he’s singing it?

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  24. Nancy Simpson Premium Member 5 months ago

    What do all those termites eat?

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  25. craigwestlake  5 months ago

    And there’s not a house or tree in 100 miles…

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  26. dmagoon202ii  5 months ago

    What’s the frequency of Tim Storms’ lowest note?

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