Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for November 08, 2020

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    Aussie Down Under  about 2 years ago

    Can’t see why people have an obsession with cats.

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    Aussie Down Under  about 2 years ago

    Rags deserved his military honours. Guess he was lucky not to have been diagnosed with “bone spurs”.

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

    I’d be almost 194-years-old by the time Pluto makes its first complete orbit around the sun.

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    stevesilver48  about 2 years ago

    @jimmyjonz if I spelled that right. It’s my understanding that apes have a mechanical advantage in the way their joints line up or something. People have mechanical advantages over one another, too which is why one of two people who are the same size and weight with the same build who are on the same progressive weight training regimen can bench press much more than the other.

    Little help, Jimmy?

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    Caldonia  about 2 years ago

    WWI hero dog Rags had a popular print media following. Believe it or Not. (Perhaps. I don’t know. It’s not like I was there.)

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    pearlsbs  about 2 years ago

    RBION says, “It is speculated that a silverback gorilla can lift up to ten times its body weight…” Translation: Nobody really knows how much weight a silverback gorilla can lift.

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    Vilyehm  about 2 years ago

    Make it two thousand pounds of King James edition and it would be literal.

    Of biblical proportions.

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    Bilan  about 2 years ago

    So Rags was buried with military honors,

    Did the owner of those honors dig them back up to retrieve them?

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    therese_callahan2002  about 2 years ago

    I guess that means King Kong could have carried the whole population of New York City up the Empire State Building.

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    UmmeMoosa  about 2 years ago

    “It is speculated that a silverback gorilla can lift up to ten times its body weight.”So does Bam Bam.

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    hawgowar  about 2 years ago

    A male chimp one time, when enraged, managed a one-handed pull of over 2,300 pounds. A gorilla should be able to match that in proportion. A gorilla is something like 5 times the weight of a chimp.

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    The Pro from Dover  about 2 years ago

    I’ll have to put Pluto’s accomplishment in my calendar. That way we can part-tayyy!!!

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 2 years ago

    And a literal ton is two thousand literal pounds.

    Take care, may the Thord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    HobbesTheTiger78  about 2 years ago

    2178?? Well, Make-Make (mah-KAY-mah-KAY), takes 310 years to orbit the sun.

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    ncorgbl  about 2 years ago

    Orange Tabby ‘Pumpkin’ sleeps, eats, stinks and misses the litter box regularly, and refuses to run away when I leave the door wide open.

    The most decorated dog in history was ‘Max’ the mix-breed collie, but my niece was made to clean the dog up and never do it again.

    With funding cut off, Pluto stalled when they determined it was not a planet, then continued as funding restarted when declared a planet again.

    Male Silverback Gorillas deny being able to lift 10 times their weight, particularly during ‘honeydo’ weekends.

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    lanman03  about 2 years ago

    Wait… A silverback gorilla weighs 200 pounds? 10 X 200 = 2000 lbs/1 ton. Is there something wrong with my arithmetic?

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    Craig Westlake  about 2 years ago

    I, for one, would like to be around to sing Happy Birthday…

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    CharlesBrickner1  about 2 years ago

    Is there a difference between a ton and a literal ton?

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    h.v.greenman  about 2 years ago

    For what it’s worth, I volunteer 3 days a week at the zoo, specifically to work around the gorillas.

    First off: “silverback” is a generic term referring to any adult male gorilla, it is not a specific species. And when biologists say “The Silverback” they are referring to the dominant male who is the leader of a family troop.

    Second: Adult males average between 350 to 500 pounds so 10 times their body weight is between 3500 to 5000 pounds or from 1-3/4 tons up to 2-1/2 tons.

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    Tossle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Considering a gorilla weighs about 150kg, then 10 times would be 1500kg or 1 and a half tonnes.

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    scpandich  about 2 years ago

    I can lift well over an eighth of a ton. I use a little trick I call “standing up.”

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