Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for May 11, 2021

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    jasonsnakelover  5 months ago

    Barshit Hansal One time I designed a diamond ring with 12,639 diamonds.

    Mames Jadison One time I was President when I was 5’3" tall. Look at the history books. I’m there. This time it doesn’t say the United States.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  5 months ago

    So how does a concrete boat float?

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    Bilan  5 months ago

    Many believe that the main reason Japan lost WWII was because they were running out of steel.

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    Person who wore the diamond probably had a short servant who walked beside her so her hand could rest on her head. The upper classes really tried to avoid even the appearance of stress.

    Properly designed and build concrete hulls probably worked well so long as they weren’t faced with the pressure from nearby explosions.

    Madison may have been physically smaller than average but he was much taller in intellect and ability.

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    boniface22  5 months ago

    How am I supposed to know how much a damned baseball weighs? So typically American. How about just telling us the weight? In pounds or ounces if you must.

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    Melki Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ships out of concrete? You might as well make zeppelins out of lead.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    I saw the Spectacular diamond on the news the other day, 100 carat flawless diamond. Nice, but how do you wear something like that? I would want a dozen bodyguards.

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    khmo  5 months ago

    Last I read we still had a few of these Liberty Ships afloat. After the war (WWII) many were converted tp private sailing and eventually were sunk as reefs.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  5 months ago

    And his brother, Hardookie, designed a nice brooch from rubies.

    Take care, may famed fire walker Johnny Cashord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member 5 months ago

    Concrete’s not the most buoyant material….I wonder how long it took for that to sink in.

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    dv1093  5 months ago

    So WHO would think that ring would be elegant? No one that I’d care to know.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    James Madison was the only incumbent president who was shorter than his opponent to win re-election.

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    cactusbob333  5 months ago

    I like the name Harshit. I can just imagine going through elementary and high school with that name.

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    comixbomix  5 months ago

    I seem to remember…the USS Patio?

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 5 months ago

    How well did the concrete hold up against torpedoes?

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    Jogger2  5 months ago

    Durring WW2, there was a proposal to build supersized aircraft carriers out of pykrete. Pykrete is a frozen mixture of water and wood pulp. Such a ship (or floating island, as some referred to it) would need refrigeration plants while operating.

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    tremaine53  5 months ago

    That’s not a “ring”. It’s as much of a weapon as a pair of brass knuckles is.

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    tremaine53  5 months ago

    Madison was known among his close associates as “Shorty”. Believe it, or DON’T!

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    ncorgbl  5 months ago

    James Madison was the shortest president and likely the smartest. The smallest president is tRump.

    Harshit (will that go through) Bansal was confused and inspired by the description of Wrigley Field.

    The Imperial Japanese Navy, Nippon Kaigun, had hoped the program would have lasted longer.

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    BHALL77801  5 months ago

    That diamond ring looks like a door knob…

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    Moon57Shine  5 months ago

    Lincoln was the tallest at 6’4"

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    Gent  5 months ago

    Concrete ships? I never knews about this.

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    gozar  5 months ago

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    PatsyL.Paul  5 months ago

    The U.S. made concrete ships for WW I. The mob used one of the surplus concrete ships as a floating casino, brothel and bar during prohibition. The mob named the ship the “SS Monte Carlo” and kept it out in international waters.

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    sbwertz  4 months ago

    There is one of them aground near Santa Cruz CA. It’s a tourist attraction now. It is the SS Palo Alto.

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    pbr50138  4 months ago

    Smallest? How about “shortest”?

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    WDD  3 months ago

    I’m sure Harsh*t Bansal’s ring was not a Jyotish setting.

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