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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for May 24, 2021

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    monkeysky  5 months ago

    I saw a few fulgurites in person at the (really great) Peabody Museum of Natural History. They’re quite impressive to see.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  5 months ago

    One word concerning fulgurites: awesome.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 5 months ago

    Fulgurites are fascinating.

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member 5 months ago

    I would like to see a fulgurite and Rob Gough is an idiot.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 5 months ago

    1st card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZllHuuMsmA&ab_channel=HoyZeyn

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    Gent  5 months ago

    I couldn’t see any child drinking wine over there.

    I has seen lotsa lightning but never fulgurites.

    Yeesh. Things peoples wastes their money on.

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    tremaine53  5 months ago

    A Gough and his money are soon parted!

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    PaulAbbott2  5 months ago

    I can remember, in about 1984, seeing a 1952 Mantle at a card shop, PSA 7, for $1000. I had the money and did not buy it. A quick check shows a grade 7 Mantle can be had for a mere $350,000. A opportunity missed is an opportunity lost.

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    bookworm0812  5 months ago

    There’s a fulgerite on display at the Boston Science Center.

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    Hard to see the details in the card, even at 300% but it is very elaborate.

    Always wanted a fulgurite. Next lightning storm I’ll be out in the yard waiting to get one.

    $45 million plus and the old argument. Which would you do, buy a basically useless card, or . . .? The choices are endless.

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    dv1093  5 months ago

    For an interesting take on Fulgurites, watch the movie “Sweet Home Alabama.”

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    dv1093  5 months ago

    And for the bonus points – try and point out the “child drinking wine”. Or even, “the child”.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  5 months ago

    Did he put it on the mantel?

    Take care, may renowned chimney sweep Oliver Hardord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    David1960 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Five million dollars for a freakin’ piece of cardboard. That may be the stupidest thing I read all day. But… it’s still early.

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    ChessPirate  5 months ago

    I remember, during my very short-lived Baseball Card collecting days, a kid showing me his Babe Ruth card, which was also supposed to be a rare one…

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    Surprised at the uproar over that original Christmas card. Children were allowed to drink wine on special occasions in many European cultures then and now.

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    Jogger2  5 months ago

    A community college here had something similar to fulgerites in the display case in the science wing. They are roughly cylindrical. If you look closely, there is a wire in the center of each one.

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    J. R. M.   5 months ago

    You gotta be smart to build up huge deposits of disposable money. You gotta be eccentric to spend it on a baseball card (or art collections).

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    ncorgbl  5 months ago

    Why would it take 3 years for the kid to sober up and make another card?

    Sand and clay? So, that’s how the Creator made man.

    For that kind of money I would have expected a much better sound from the spokes of my Schwinn Corvette.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  5 months ago

    Where’s the funny guys ?

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    diegot  5 months ago

    Back in the late 50’s, I used one of those Mickey Mantle cards to make my bike sound like a motorcycle!

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  5 months ago

    On the topic of lightning and fulgurites, the lightning “we see” actually rises from the ground to the sky.Sorry to break your bubble.

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    stevesilver48  5 months ago

    Hey now!

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    pbr50138  5 months ago

    It must be nice to be able to throw away $5.2million on a baseball card. I wouldn’t pay $52 on one.

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