Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for June 15, 2022

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    monkeysky  over 1 year ago

    If you want to try experiencing sleep paralysis, try drinking Hot Doctor Pepper right before bed. It works much more reliably than you’d think. Fair warning, though, what this cartoon doesn’t mention (outside of the picture itself) is that sleep paralysis typically involves some sort of hallucination.

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    jasonsnakelover  over 1 year ago

    One time there were 121 countries. I imagine the appreciation turns to panic quickly when one of those clouds starts to form a tornado.

    Kichael Mearney One time I was 11 years old.

    Help! Help! I’m asleep and can’t get up!

    May the Lord be with you.

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    pearlsbs  over 1 year ago

    If you are hallucinating you are not aware of what is happening around you.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    By now, Michael Kearney is 38 years old (like yours truly a few weeks ago). I wonder what the man is doing with that degree of his.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    William Sidis has nothing on that boy.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    They’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.

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    zerotvus  over 1 year ago

    and he’s still paying off his student debt……..

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    juicebruce  over 1 year ago

    When you clicked on the comment button yesterday there was a delay, today no delay. Me thinks they were testing the “Banned Words” system ;-)

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    dwdl21  over 1 year ago

    You mean the youngest graduate wasn’t Sheldon Cooper? LOL

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    Send those cloud appreciation folks to some of the drought stricken areas of the world. Perhaps they can influence things.

    Take care, may prolific daydreamer Walter “Dad Said It’s Not A Dream If I Call It A Plan” Mittord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    scpandich  over 1 year ago

    Most reports of alien abductions are easily explained as sleep paralysis.

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    cloud appreciation? so fleeting

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    198.23.5.11  over 1 year ago

    And remember…Mr.Baccigualupe was Lou Costello’s brother-in-law.

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    David_the_CAD  over 1 year ago

    I don’t have hallucinations when I experience sleep paralysis, some weird dreams perhaps. Most of the time I experience it is when I fall asleep without my CPAP machine. I wake up knowing that I need to put the machine on, but can’t move. This usually happens off and on for several hours before I can fully wake up enough to put the machine on properly.

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    ChessPirate  over 1 year ago

    Hey, a Junior College is still a college, so the record is 8, not 10 (IMNSHO)…

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    spaced man spliff  over 1 year ago

    I once dreamt I was in my living room when, outside thru the sliding glass door, was a man with a gunpoint directly at me. Thinking I was about to get killed, I moved out of the guns’ sight, then woke up on the floor. I had nudged myself outta bed.

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    Angry Indeed  over 1 year ago

    Are these cloud fanciers somehow related to the group that unsuccessfully sued under the premise that an Elephant is a person? They’re just Horton hollering.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    It’s late in the day, so I’m just gonna toss out a couple of jokes and see if anyone laughs.

    Jesus and Satan have a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge.They sit themselves at their computers and begin. They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several hours straight. Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over.

    He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and cries, “I have nothing. I lost it all when the power went out.”

    “Very well, then,” says God, “let us see if Jesus fared any better.”

    Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers. Satan is astonished.

    He stutters, “B-b-but how? I lost everything, yet Jesus’ program is intact. How did he do it?”

    God smiled all-knowingly, “Jesus saves.”

    Until next time.

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    the humorist formerly known as Hotshot1984 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I actually suffered from minor cases of sleep paralysis years back, but only sometimes. It is scary to go through, but not the scariest thing ever or anything. I would sometimes think someone would come in and say something, and I would be conscious, I would be able to see, but I could not move my body at all. I would not want to be bothered. I am so glad I do not suffer from sleep paralysis anymore.

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    wwward1948  over 1 year ago

    In Alabama those who can read get awarded a Ph.D.! There are only two Ph.D.s in Alabama.

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