Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 31, 2021

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    jasonsnakelover  over 1 year ago

    One time I saw a pyramid with nine sides.

    One time I found a mummy that was 5301 years old with at least 20 relatives in Australia.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    stevesilver48  over 1 year ago

    Toppa the marnin’! I’m sticking with the luck of the Irish again for tonight’s bon mot. If I’m really lucky Eromlig won’t’ve heard this one. Since he mentioned he’s Irish, in the interest of full disclosure I’ll mention that I’m Italian on my Mom’s side. Yep. Part Jewish and part Italian. It’s worked well for me. If I can’t get something for wholesale I steal it.

    And now a sweet tale of Mary and Paddy:

    Mary and Paddy had been happily married for years. The only friction in their marriage was over Paddy’s habit of passing gas loudly and odorously every morning when he woke. The noise would wake Mary and the smell would make her eyes water and make her gasp for air. Every morning she would plead with him to stop. He told her he couldn’t stop and it was perfectly natural. She told him to see a doctor cause she was concerned that one day he would blow his innards out or get a hernia or something. But the years went by with no change until on one Christmas day morning, as Mary was preparing the turkey for dinner and Paddy still sleeping, she looked at the innards, neck, gizzard, liver and all the other giblets and a malicious thought came to her. She took the bowl and went upstairs where paddy was sound asleep and she gently pulled the bed covers back, pulled back the elastic waistband of his skivvies and carefully emptied the bowl of turkey innards into them. Sometime later she heard Paddy wake with his usual loud flatulence but this time it was followed by a blood curdling scream and the sound of frantic footsteps as he ran into the bath room. Mary could hardly control herself as she rolled on the floor laughing, tears in her eyes! About 20 minutes later Paddy came downstairs in his badly stained underpants and a look of horror on his face. She bit her lip and asked him what was the matter. He said, "Mary! Dear! You were right. All these years you warned me but I didn’t listen. You told me that one day I would end up blowing my guts out

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    stevesilver48  over 1 year ago
    All these years you warned me but I didn’t listen. You told me that one day I would end up blowing my guts out and today it finally happened! But by the grace of god, with some pushing and shoving I think I got most of them back in again !!

    May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in Heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead”

    Silver. Out.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 1 year ago

    No, really, where are the other sides of a pyramid? Four façades and the base make five.

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    monkeysky  over 1 year ago

    Wait, hold on. How does the pyramid have 8 sides?

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    pearlsbs  over 1 year ago

    Great Pyramid Of Giza: Why Does It Have 8 Sides? Not 4?

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    Dean  over 1 year ago

    Thankfully the liar king has finally been disposed.

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    UmmeMoosa  over 1 year ago

    I have read that the lion king was inspired from ‘Kimba, The white lion’ a Japanese cartoon series, in-which in Japan was called, ‘ The jungle emperor, ,,,(Kimba/Simba), ,, The producers of the lion king have said they used to watch ‘Kimba, the white lion’ in the 60s, I used to watch it too, As a child, I thought Kimba was the most adorable thing.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    How the heck did they find these relatives? Did they do a DNA test on everyone in Austria?

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    Bruce Pifer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The Lion King and Hamlet have similar stories

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    UmmeMoosa  over 1 year ago

    Also I’m confused RBIOT, where do lions live, if not in jungle, Beside the zoo of course?

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    jmcenanly  over 1 year ago

    According to 23&Me, I am a distant descendant of Otzi, on my mother’s side.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 1 year ago

    like my ancestors, I have spikes on my upper lip

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    markhughw  over 1 year ago

    Each of the pyramid’s four sides are evenly split from base to tip by very subtle concave indentations. That should be in the comic.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    For those of you who do not know the difference between Austria and Australia, Australia is the one with the L.

    Take care, may Perth paint chip chart waxer Hmon Ming Kangord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    6th Billiard Ball Student  over 1 year ago

    The King Cobra has the best golf ethics. Where’s the 4 Platters virus going now… back to occupied China?

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    purple.mug Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Get back to that geometry class! To start with, what does excluding the base even mean? The count of eight necessarily involves the four which surround the base. In any event they are, in 3D space, called “edges”. Only in 2D would they be rightly called “sides”. And finally this is true of all pyramids with a square (or rectangular) base. There is nothing unusual or special about the Great Pyramid in this respect so why is it the subject of a “Believe It or Not”?

    For future reference, all pyramids with an n-sided base have n + 1 vertices, n + 1 faces, and 2n edges. So (including the base and, of course, ignoring the basic stepped structure of the faces) the Great Pyramid (and every other similar pyramid) has 5 vertices, 5 faces, and 8 EDGES.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, I’m certainly glad to hear that they are being correct in their rendition of Lion King and not just making stuff up!

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member over 1 year ago

    ♪"In the jungle – the mighty jungle – the lion sleeps tonight."♫

    Uh uh

    Lions sleep during the day and in the savannas, not the jungle.

    Nice song, though.

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    Buckeye67  over 1 year ago

    Only 19 descendants after 5,300 years, he must not have had a very active sex life.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    8 EDGES and 4 SIDES. Someone needs to repeat 8th grade Geometry.

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    Craig Westlake  over 1 year ago

    Now we know why Emei are not known to be great kissers…

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Lions live in Detroit.

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    PuppyPapa  over 1 year ago

    The linked article also states that the concavity is so slight it wasn’t even noticed until the 20th century when it viewed from an airplane. I really don’t think that qualifies as 8 sides, although it is indeed an interesting feature.

    Further, the original construction had those sides covered with casing stones, which likely were perfectly even, so it doesn’t really make sense to speak of eight sides when this would have been an interior hidden feature. If that’s how you’re going to count, better count all the sides of all the tunnels and chambers as well.

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    HobbesTheTiger78  over 1 year ago

    Ötzi also has the world record for oldest known tattoos with about 60 tattoos on his body.

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    Sassy's Mom  over 1 year ago

    That’s interesting about Otzi!

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    pbr50138  over 1 year ago

    Eight sides??? I only see 4.

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