Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for September 07, 2021

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    eromlig  over 2 years ago

    Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this. You can’t anyway.

    There once was a hawk who just couldn’t get enough lovin’ {ahem}. As he flew along, scouting for his kind of prey, he saw a lark, so he swooped down into a cloud of feathers, chirping and turbulence, and as he flew away, she said, “I’m a lark, and I’ve been sparked!”

    The hawk flew on, but his urges returned. Just then he saw a dove. Swoop, feathers, cooing, turbulence…and as he flew away, the dove said, “I’m a dove, and I’ve been loved!”

    These things always happen in threes, of course. Finally, the hawk spotted his third tryst du jour: a duck. Once again he swooped down, activating a large cloud of feathers, quacking, and turbulence. And as he flew away, the duck was heard to mutter…………….

    “I’m a drake. There’s been a mistake!”

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    eromlig  over 2 years ago

    That train couldn’t begin to cover Mt. Everest. The measurement only takes into account the purported height above sea level, NOT the area. John G. wouldn’t have made this error…although I bet Jason will have had a train once that was 26,560 feet.

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    jasonsnakelover  over 2 years ago

    Man Dilovich One time I was reunited with a lost item 47 years later.

    One time I was 501 years old.

    One time I was 26,560 feet.

    There’s something interesting that says something about how Jesse James may have faked his own death and lived on as in the guise of J. Frank Dalton (or someone else). It was a question not even Robert Ripley could convincingly answer. History says he was shot in the head so did he somehow get his head wound healed secretly by a doctor? What I found interesting about him is that his dad was a Baptist minister, but he passed away when Jesse was too young like maybe two years old. Unfortunately that’s not old enough to remember much about his dad.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    pearlsbs  over 2 years ago

    26,559 feet is a little over 5 miles long.

    I think RBION meant it was nearly long enough to reach the top of Mt. Everest, not cover it.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    How many people would it take to carry the bride’s 8,095.18-meter train?

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    According to an internet site, it’s a forty mile hike just to get from Lukia (the starting point) to Everest Base Camp. Much more than the 5 mile train of the gown.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 2 years ago

    Will the bride consider the cost of the dry cleaning bill?

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    I'm Sad  over 2 years ago

    I like how the wedding dress train goes around the entire comic panel!!

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    theincrediblebulk  over 2 years ago

    The bride who wore that train must have been paranoid about people following too close behind her.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 2 years ago

    Yes, she did pull quite a train. Thumb prints all over, and several class rings scattered about.

    Take care, may ignored reception guest Todd “Heading To The Dark Side” Peepord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    TomGn  over 2 years ago

    Why?

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Another brilliant French record. That wedding dress train must have a lot of dirty tire marks on it, you have to cross a few streets to stretch out over five miles.

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    FassEddie  over 2 years ago

    Interpol can now start to close some of those really cold cases now. They can at least rule out the maestro.

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    comixbomix  over 2 years ago

    I think it’s unseemly for a new bride to pull a train that long…

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    JoshHere  over 2 years ago

    This Michelangelo guy is a terrible artist. This sculpture is ugly. That explains why nobody heard of him.

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    paranormal  over 2 years ago

    That wedding dress train was almost five miles; I doubt if it wasn’t dragged at all!!!

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    Caldonia  over 2 years ago

    That sculpture ain’t no David. Maybe it’s unfinished.

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    tremaine53  over 2 years ago

    Wedding Train Ego. Ye gods!

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    diegot  over 2 years ago

    I was curious…https://guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-wedding-dress-train-

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Hope he got a finder’s reward.

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    ncdrifter  over 2 years ago

    I’d sure hate to be the kid bringing up the end of the train!

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    Tossle Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Why did the dress maker stop at 26559 feet? I assume they ran out of material maybe?

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    PuppyPapa  over 2 years ago

    I’m guessing that this statue is a “lost wax” casting, and not actually wax? That’s where you sculpt in wax, bury it in plaster, then pour molten bronze into the plaster, boiling off the wax, then chip away the plaster to reveal the bronze masterpiece inside.

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    tinstar  over 2 years ago

    Thank you, to whoever it was that changed the colors back on this strip! I was about ready to give it up, given the painful reading caused by the recent color change!

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member over 2 years ago

    OK, I made the thong you wanted for your wedding. What do you want me to do with the rest of the material?

    I don’t know; can you add it to the dress as a train?

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago

    longest wedding train….question is why?

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    wsedrel Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If anyone ever finds my class ring (Rock Island High ’60) toss it in the river for me.

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    pbr50138  over 2 years ago

    That’s a HUGE waste of material.

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