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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for October 13, 2020

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    stevesilver48  about 1 year ago

    And now, live from 30 Rock, NY, NY, it’s the JasonSnakeLover Show and now, with no ado whatsoever, it Jason!!!

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    stevesilver48  about 1 year ago

    Oh my. The last two words of my previous post were supposed to be, “it’s Jason!!!” Darn. I thought I had a nice flow going, too.

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    Leroy Premium Member about 1 year ago

    19 heats?? That’s worse than the NBA playoffs!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    How is Her Majesty’s double doing these days?

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    SunRise2  about 1 year ago

    Notice that QEII’s double has a double chin.

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    Bilan  about 1 year ago

    It’s nice to see that we’re getting fresh news.

    The 2019 snail racing championship just finished yesterday.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The snail races actually move along at a respectable clip.

    They all speed around the track in tiny race cars.

    Sammy’s car has his initial on all four sides.

    So when he pulls out all the stops, the spectators say, Wow! Look at that “S” car go!

    [Yeah, old joke. But with this item and the race and the name Sammy, how could I risk squeezing it into this obvious template?]

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    drycurt  about 1 year ago

    Let’s hope the Grey Man of Merrick doesn’t suffer the same fate as the Old Man of the Mountain in NH.

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    therese_callahan2002  about 1 year ago

    There was a movie called Turbo, all about a racing snail.

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Isn’t Q.E. II’s body double attending rehearsals in her place sort of defeating the purpose of holding rehearsals? Just sayin’ … (And yeah, I know they’re also rehearsals for all the rest of the participants, so not completely wasted. Still …)

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    jpayne4040  about 1 year ago

    So how many times have we seen “the Queen” on TV (or in person if you’re in England) but were really looking at a “body-double” instead? I almost feel like people are getting cheated.

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    UmmeMoosa  about 1 year ago

    I have a feeling she hasn’t been the only world leader with a body double.

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    James Wolfenstein  about 1 year ago

    Career? Is that a “career”? Are you serious??

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  about 1 year ago

    So, the queen took a play from Padme’s (Queen Amidala’s) handbook? I wonder how she got it, since that is a galaxy far, far, away.

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    Astérix  about 1 year ago

    Is Carol Burnett the Queen’s body double?

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    Phil721  about 1 year ago

    maybe tomorrow we’ll have Grandfather Mountain in NC

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 1 year ago

    Oh boy, snail ra-a-aaa-aaa-cessss…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    Take care and gesundheit.

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    ncorgbl  about 1 year ago

    Queen Elizabeth 2.5 has minor improvements.

    The World Snail Racing Championship was moved to the UK after the first run didn’t finish in France.

    Kalalea Mountain in Kauai has a natural rock formation that looks like a gorilla.

    https://www.govisithawaii.com/2016/01/08/aloha-friday-photo-king-kongs-profile-on-kauais-kalalea-mountain/

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    comixbomix  about 1 year ago

    Coming north (actually west) on US101 between Newbury Park and Camarillo, there’s a formation that resembles an Indian Chieftain…but not as much as it did before they altered the cliff to make landslides less likely.

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    Julie478 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Meet the Queen’s double who has stood in at rehearsals for over 30 years

    https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2017073141097/the-queen-stand-in-ella-slack/

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    paranormal  about 1 year ago

    Dinner after the Racing Championship will be escargot.

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    Buckeye67  about 1 year ago

    Those folks in Norfolk sure know how to have a good time.

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 1 year ago

    Because the sun was in her eyes? What a royal wuss.

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    Petemejia77  about 1 year ago

    Queen Sluggy the Salty Snail had enough of her daily tasks one fine dew covered morning in Ol’ Mr Merricks messy mushroom garden. She told herself that she will venture over to the mountainous range by Sammy Bo Fanny Park and sing a song of inspiration for all with really really good hearing to hear.

    Slay the gore in the soup.

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    craigwestlake  about 1 year ago

    But the Grand Prize went to Niles Lichness who managed to stay awake the entire race…

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    Kali  about 1 year ago

    Heard QEII had a double. I figured she was what inspired the use of a double for Padme in the Star Wars prequels.

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    Taracinablue  about 1 year ago

    Oh, wow. I live in New Hampshire, the state with the “Old Man of the Mountain,” a rock formation (now crumbled; I never got to see it) that became the landmark symbol for the state. It’s on our license plates & IDs. I had no idea there was another man-faced rock.

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