Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for March 10, 2021

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    stevesilver48  8 months ago

    Hi Folks! My bon mot for tonight is a short, happy story. Hope you all like it.Life was great! My wonderful Italian girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married.There was one thing though – Her beautiful younger sister who was 22, wore very tight mini skirts, and generally was bra-less.She would regularly bend down or back when she was near me. One day she called and asked if I could come over to check the invitations. I found her alone. She told me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome.She told me that she wanted me just once before the wedding. I was in total shock. She said, “I’m going upstairs to my bedroom. If you want me just come up.”I made a beeline to the front door and headed straight towards my car. There was my girl’s family standing outside applauding me! With tears in his eyes, my future father-in-law put down a shotgun and hugged me and said, “We’re very happy that you passed our test. You’re a good man! Welcome to the family.”Good thing I kept my condoms in my car eh? AY!

    See you in the morrow, Ripley’s readers! Silver. Out.

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    jasonsnakelover  8 months ago

    Landy Miscombe Sario Maldanha That sounds like a painful way to deal with sensitivity to sunlight.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    Buddy  8 months ago

    I agree that Jason’s daily letter transposing and number topping has WAY overstayed its welcome. Let’s start flagging this one along with the others (above). Will GoComics eventually block these posts permanently? … or will Ripley’s end up another ★ or ★ ★ roadside attraction on the information highway??

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    pearlsbs  8 months ago

    I tried to google it but without success. Since Paris was controlled by the Nazis for most of WW2, was it the Nazis that banned crossword puzzles?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 months ago

    I guess Ms. Liscombe couldn’t afford self-darkening glasses or wrap-around sunglasses?

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    Caldonia  8 months ago

    I’ve got more strength in my little finger than I have in…my whole arm. I’m sad now!

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    Gent  8 months ago

    Aha. Would you believe KAOS uses this old secret message in the crossword puzzle trick?

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    boniface22  8 months ago

    Paris, France; as opposed to Paris, Texas?

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    ForrestOverin  8 months ago

    Nothing like having the ’ol eyeballs tattooed! That sounds awful, and I say that as someone who went through BOTH Radial Keritotomy and Lasik procedures.

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    zerotvus  8 months ago

    were they Wayfarers?

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  8 months ago

    I used to do finger curls. When I started, I could do 25 lb with my index finger, middle finger; 20 lbs with my ring finger and 15 lbs with my little finger, on both hands. I could curl 45 lbs with my thumb. After training, I got to be able to do 60 lbs with all my fingers, the maximum the equipment could work with.

    In Gymnastics going from flat palm to fingertips the majority of the force is on the thumbs and first two fingers of both hands, the small finger keeps you from rolling over.

    I also did single arm pulls where I would pick up a 5 gallon sparkletts bottle by the lip with just my finger tips. In all cases, I think the smaller finger was always slightly weaker than the others.

    In a grip test where you use a elastic compound and grip it, the deformation tells a different story, the little finger and ring finger put more pressure on the grip than the middle and index fingers – so it isn’t the fingers strength, but the hand’s contraction on the palm where the pressure is different.

    At least in my experience.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  8 months ago

    11 across, 71 down. … HIKE!

    Take care, may 1943 Ypsilanti High School quarterback Osgood Clarkson Myord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    ncorgbl  8 months ago

    Crossword puzzles were banned in Paris along with almost everything else that was not German.

    If you were to have your thumb removed you’d become a cat.

    All that money for the medical procedure when Ray Bans cost $100. C-Store sunglasses about $3.

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    paranormal  8 months ago

    Couldn’t Mandy just wear dark sunglasses?

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    Joe Cool’s got nothing on Mandy!

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    jamesbaird1572  8 months ago

    Try using a hammer without closing your little finger.

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    prabbit237  8 months ago

    Apparently no-one seems to understand the difference between “one” and “two.”

    “The ulnar two digits play a significant role in overall grip strength of the entire hand. In the present study, exclusion of the ulnar two digits resulted in a 34% to 67% decrease in grip strength, with a mean decrease of 55%. Exclusion of the little finger from a functional grip pattern decreased the overall grip strength by 33%. Exclusion of the ring finger from a functional grip pattern decreased the overall grip strength by 21%. It is clear that limitation of one or both of the ulnar digits adversely affects the strength of the hand. In addition, there was no significant difference between grip strength of FDS-independent and FDS-nonindependent subjects for either hand. " (emphasis added)

    So losing 50% of your fingers results in 50% of the grip strength. Whonu? (Losing 25% of your fingers results in 33% reduction in strength so it’s not a strict 1:1 ratio but that’s much less than losing half of the strength.)

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    Kind&Kinder  8 months ago

    Once “flag” wars start, it’s a sign a disruptor has emerged. These are cartoons, folks, not political taunts. Free speech is the key, not freedom to growl at each other. I thought I was going to enjoy this comments section. In the words of another poster on these pages. MeGoNow.

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    Nancy Simpson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yikes! Tattooed eyeballs!

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    Craig Westlake  8 months ago

    Perhaps rose-colored ink would create more optimists…

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