Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 03, 2021

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    jasonsnakelover  over 2 years ago

    One time I came across a three-headed rattlesnake.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    Ed A.  over 2 years ago

    Nicotine is poisonous to humans too.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    correction: both thumbs have their own pulses

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    monkeysky  over 2 years ago

    Poisoning insects is the only reason nicotine evolved. It’s not like tobacco benefited from giving humans a buzz.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Dave also makes a pretty good ice cream. But that’s in Hawaii, not St Louis.

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    pearlsbs  over 2 years ago

    What do they mean that the human thumb has its own pulse? Is there a separate heart beating within the thumb? I think it is the same pulse that can be measured in the other digits on the hand. I have a finger pulse oximeter that I put on my index finger that not only gives me my blood oxygen percentage but also gives me my pulse rate.

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    I dunno about that. I never saw any insect die because of my smoking.

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    flashdrive1988  over 2 years ago

    Skin contact with pure nicotine is poisonous to humans as well. From Wikipedia: People who harvest or cultivate tobacco may experience Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS), a type of nicotine poisoning caused by dermal exposure to wet tobacco leaves.

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    flashdrive1988  over 2 years ago

    You know, I have heard that arteries also have their own pulse.

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    Dean  over 2 years ago

    I hear my pulse in my left ear when everything else is quiet.

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    Caldonia  over 2 years ago

    Does that snake have twice as much venom? I’d probably be pretty venomous if I were that thing.

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    OldIndy  over 2 years ago

    Nicotine is poisonous to humans, too. Just takes longer when inhaled in small quantities.

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    purple.mug Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Of course nicotine is poisonous to insects. It’s presence in plants gives them a huge evolutionary advantage in terms of deterring and controlling pests.

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    jmcenanly  over 2 years ago

    Nicotine isn’t so great for humans either

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    markhughw  over 2 years ago

    Each pressure point where a pulse may be felt has pulse that beats at a different time because it is a slightly different distance from the heart but they should all be the same rate. The fingers also have a pulse but it is barely detectable, unlike the thumb which is more pronounced, but not as much as the wrist or carotid. Some CPR courses teach this, believe it or not.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 2 years ago

    A lesson from the insects, smokers.

    Take care, may Health, Happiness, and Hope one the wings of Fleepuljord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    dv1093  over 2 years ago

    There’s a great story about how the ice cream cone was “invented” at the World’s Fair. Seems the Waffle concession wasn’t doing too good, so the guy teamed up with the ice cream concession next to him and made a container for a scoop of ice cream, so that the people could walk around the fair eating the ice cream without bowls or spoons. The other people saw them and flocked to the ice cream stand for theirs.

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    dv1093  over 2 years ago

    Why are humans, who are suppose to be the “smartest” of all the species – insist on ingesting our healthy bodies with nicotine and other drugs? Duh, duh, and duh.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Happy 2021 to John G. & all the RBIoN fans!

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    ncorgbl  over 2 years ago

    Smoking stunts their growth.

    It melted then, too.

    Double Dave then double bit Dave – Dave in revenge for a really lame name.

    A rapid pulse rate was found in both Dave and Dave’s thumbs after being bitten by Double Dave.

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    Jogger2  over 2 years ago

    RBION got it right when saying “The ice cream cone was popularized at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.” There is a popular story that it was invented there and then. But, they existed before 1904.

    The story goes that an ice cream vendor at the fair ran out of paper cups. So, he bought thin waffles from a nearby waffle vendor to use in place of cups.

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    hfergus Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Nicotine is poisonous to humans as well. And yes, it is used as an insect poison.

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    Jogger2  over 2 years ago

    The Nightshade Family of plants is noted for producing toxins. Tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, goji berries, and several other plants are in the Nightshade Family.

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    Mr_Lucky  over 2 years ago

    Um…nicotine is poisonous to everyone/everything…

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    dmagoon202ii  over 2 years ago

    BTW, did they once have a video store called “DaViD’s DVDs”? xd!

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    PaipoHal  over 2 years ago

    Nicotine is also poisonous to humans.

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    Andylit Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Nicotine is poisonous to ALL living things. Except tobacco plants.

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    HobbesTheTiger78  over 2 years ago

    Two Headed Rattlesnake?!!!!!!?!

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    ekke  over 2 years ago

    Yes, nicotine is poisonous to insects, which is why those plants developed that defense mechanism. What is distressing is that mega-pharm-ag has developed neonicotinoids as bug spray for crops — very effective until it is so widespread it kills off the honey bees. Oops, did we need them for something? Ya think?

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    Craig Westlake  over 2 years ago

    It’s poisonous to humans also…

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    pearlsbs  over 2 years ago

    According to Wikipedia the manduca sexta moth larva is immune to the effects of nicotine. It apparently can actually make use of the nicotine to defend itself against predators.

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    jamesbaird1572  over 2 years ago

    Nicotine sulfate id poisonous to humans also. It has been used to do away with a number of people before it was banned from sale.

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    lummysdad  over 2 years ago

    There is no such thing as a two-headed snake. They are siamese twins.

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    pbr50138  over 2 years ago

    How does the thumb have its own pulse? That’s weird.

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