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

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    Aussie Down Under  almost 2 years ago

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

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    Aussie Down Under  almost 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)  almost 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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    Caldonia  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 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  almost 2 years ago

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

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    ncorgbl  almost 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  almost 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  almost 2 years ago

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

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    CharlesBrickner1  almost 2 years ago

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

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    h.v.greenman  almost 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 almost 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  almost 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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