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

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  3 months ago

    Very topical today:

    How do you catch a polar bear?

    You cut a hole in the ice and line it with frozen peas. Then when the bear goes to take a pea you kick him in the ice hole.

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    I remember when Jerry Seinfeld hosted then Pres. Obama on Comedians in cars Getting Coffee. He let Obama drive his ‘63 Corvette Stingray convertible in silver blue with 327V8 4bbl carb. Obama was dying to punch it but they couldn’t leave the White House grounds. O’Bummer, Barrack! (Sorry. Couldn’t resist!)

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    Kevin @ 32179 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Isn’t captivity sort of like a jail?

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    monkeysky  3 months ago

    I had to look it up, and surprisingly the Polar Bear Jail is basically what you’d expect. Polar bears which pose a threat to humans are caught and held for up to a month, then released in a different area. At the moment, there’s 28 cells, with some for single bears and some for families.

    They typically don’t get any food, which acts as a “punishment” deterring them from approaching cities in the future (polar bears are adapted to go long periods without eating). No idea about the bail situation, though.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear_jail

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    but can a diamond grow inside a diamond growing in another diamond? and if yes….

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Part of the Secret Service protection. They also must have a driver for the first ten years out of office.

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    quinones.felix  3 months ago

    Does the rule of presidents not driving apply to riding bikes? Someone should tell Biden.

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Shouldn’t have printed that about presidents prohibited from public roads. Now we’ll have another 18 months of investigations by congress to see if Trump had violated that law.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  3 months ago

    How does the Churchill justice system select a jury of peers for charged polar bears?

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    homerec130  3 months ago

    When Truman left the White House he drove make to MO. Loaded the family into the car and drove home.

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    The Bush compound in Kennebunkport,Maine is like an amusement pier——you pass t hrough checkpoints to get to thehouse;which is fathest back from the street.

    But the entrance is on a public road;and the houses across the street are owned by civilians

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    heathcliff2  3 months ago

    So much for being leader of the world of liberty.

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    TheBigPickle  3 months ago

    Uh… I thought diamonds formed under pressure and high heat, not growing like a crystal.

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    "Doon the Watter" on the Waverley  3 months ago

    Not a law the Presidents must follow, but strictly enforced by their bodyguards

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/28/presidents-arent-allowed-to-drive.html

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    WDD  3 months ago

    Interesting that in the U.K., Queen Elizabeth, a former auto mechanic, is allowed to drive a car.

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