Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for March 21, 2021

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    monkeysky  about 2 years ago

    Sorry Ripley, but I’m afraid you missed some research here. That alarm clock actually COULD be set to any hour of the day. The user simply had to move to a different time zone.

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    tremaine53  about 2 years ago

    Getting up at 4am isn’t a problem, as long as to go to bed at 8pm.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 2 years ago

    Who in the late 18th century would wake up at 0400 every day? Farmers, yes, but who else?

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    mischugenah  about 2 years ago

    that’s ‘yinmn blue’, not ‘ylnmn blue’

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    pearlsbs  about 2 years ago

    It seems like to me you could just set the clock two hours behind and have it go off at 6:00am, or even more behind if you wanted to really sleep in.

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    Bilan  about 2 years ago

    If I was around in 1787, that alarm clock would have lasted less than one day.

    How on Earth do you discover a new blue pigment? All you need to do is mix magenta and cyan in the right ratio.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I would have chucked that darn clock hard against the wall if it went off at four in the morning and got me up!

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    flashdrive1988  about 2 years ago

    YInMn Blue is synthesized from the metals Yttrium, Indium, and Manganese.

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    wjones  about 2 years ago

    Blue is blue, Who cares what pigment it comes from.

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    Caldonia  about 2 years ago

    There’s a video of a “Star Wars” scene in which the super-tall actor who wore the Darth Vader outfit uses his own voice, before his lines were dubbed in by James Earl Jones. I don’t know why, but I thought it was funny to hear some other guy saying that stuff. His name was David Prowse.

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    boniface22  about 2 years ago

    Let us know when they discover how to pronounce it.

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    therese_callahan2002  about 2 years ago

    Too bad Yinmn Blue never became a Crayola Crayon color.

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    FrankErnesto  about 2 years ago

    4:00 is ok. I can turn it off and go back to sleep.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 2 years ago

    Meanwhile the Canadians invented an alarm clock that same year that never went off because that would be mean.

    Take care, may Scarborough taxi driver Todd Ford be with you, and gesundheit.

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    FrankErnesto  about 2 years ago

    Thinking burns calories, which explains the obesity crisis in this country.

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    BernierJean-Pierre  about 2 years ago

    And the first Canadian alarm clock only go off at 6:00 am

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Wow – I really need to start playing more chess!

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    wjones  about 2 years ago

    That clock was set to go off at 4:AM. Settings can be changed.

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    the humorist formerly known as Hotshot1984 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Luke, I am your scuba instructor

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    ncorgbl  about 2 years ago

    But only when playing with King Louis’ chess set in ‘The History of the World, Part One’

    King Louis: “Knight jumps Queen! Bishop jumps Queen! Pawns jump Queen! Come on jump the Queen!”

    It’s good to be King!"

    My Uncle breathed the same way from smoking 4 packs of Lucky Strikes every day. He was disappointed that they didn’t name a new blue pigment after his.

    The alarm clock went off at 5 A.M. Central, perfect for the Midwest farmers.

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    oakie817  about 2 years ago

    ylnmn spelled backwards is nmnly

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    dv1093  about 2 years ago

    Regarding the chess factoid – you’re right. I don’t believe it.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member about 2 years ago The discovery lead to the discovery of other brilliant colors: orange, green and purple.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Have a great Sunday everyone.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 years ago

    A 4am alarm would tell me it’s time to go to bed.

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    donut reply  about 2 years ago

    Being color are made of chemicals, do any react with each other?

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    poppacapsmokeblower  about 2 years ago

    Did Day Light Savings Time break that alarm clock?

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    ex window inspector  about 2 years ago

    The chess thing is really hard to believe….maybe this was an entry in the Russian version of this strip….Believe It or Else!

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    Chris Sherlock  about 2 years ago

    If I had one of those alarm clocks that went off at 4:00 A.M., it’d only go off once.

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    Craig Westlake  about 2 years ago

    The clock sounds like my old girlfriend…

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    PuppyPapa  about 2 years ago

    The SCUBA sound has been a secret all these years?!?!

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    jf13fox  about 2 years ago

    That makes absolutely no sense. How does the alarm clock know it’s 4a.m. It has to be set to a specific time to start with to establish when 4 a.m. is. Altering the set time, alters when 4 a.m. is therefore making this claim bogus.

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    MoeJoe  about 2 years ago

    Another shade of blue!?… :-O

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    CJ Flintstone  about 2 years ago

    That’s not a picture of an alarm clock movement. It’s actually a tall case (“grandfather’s clock”) movement. There’s no alarm mechanism, the bell is there to strike the hours.

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  about 2 years ago

    Ylnmn Blue, think while they were inventing it, somebody would have designed a couple of vowels for it, too?

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