Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for September 27, 2022

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    jasonsnakelover  over 1 year ago

    One time I was 1,401%. So if you’re wishing for bacteria on your birthday, you can count on your wish being granted.

    May the Lord be with you as He is with me.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Athazagoraphobics’ theme song must be “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds.

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    How many people got sick or died after eating cake blown on by birthday celebrant? In the millions? I doubt it, unless the person is hacking and barfing. I doubt few

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    The Duke  over 1 year ago

    Believe it or not!

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    Copy-&-Paste  over 1 year ago

    Umm, I was gonna write a comment but…but…Oh Forget it!!

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    Ricky Bennett  over 1 year ago

    The day after this comic came out, over 77,000 men who were 99 years old signed up for a sex change operation…

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    I never took ill after blowing out the candles on my birthday cakes.

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    Then stop celebrating birthdays when you get to a certain age and your immune system is kaput, or let the rest of the birthday attendants get sick.

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    Dean  over 1 year ago

    The Japanese version of Willard Scott [R.I.P.] must give away a lot of jelly.

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    e.groves  over 1 year ago

    Could the Japanese longevity thing be due to WWll where so many of their men died?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    So I guess my ex could’ve used that phobia excuse, but instead opted to just do her nails, chew gum, and watch General Hospital.

    Take care, may revered centenarian Yamichi “They Say I’m A Hundred Years Old I Lost Count At Around Seventy Or Seventy-Five Or Whenever It Was My Slippers Kept Walking To The Other Side Of The Room” Watanabord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Now, I’m waiting for sweeps week where they put the blacklight on birthday cakes to show the glop on them.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, “surely I can’t look that old.”.Well . . . you’ll love this story from a lady called Claire.

    “My name is Claire..I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist.

    I noticed his degree on the wall, which bore his full name.

    Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name who had been in my high school some 25-odd years ago.

    Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?

    Upon seeing him,however, I quickly discarded any such thought.

    This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

    After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the same school as mine.

    “Yes. yes, I did”he said, gleaming with pride.

    “When did you graduate?” I asked.

    He answered, “In 1987.Why do you ask?”

    “You were in my class!!!!”, I happily exclaimed.

    He looked at me closely.




    wrinkled faced,





    “What subject did you teach?"

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    At age 4, success is… not peeing in your pants

    At age 12, success is… having friends

    At age 17, success is… having a driver’s licence

    At age 25, success is… having sex

    At age 35, success is… having money

    At age 45, success is… having money

    At age 55, success is… having sex

    At age 65, success is… having a driver’s license

    At age 75, success is… having friends

    At age 85, success is… not peeing in your pants.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    And finally,

    The Age Factor

    (Taken from Reader’s Digest Year:1998)

    Even though she’s been teaching English for many years, my mother never felt her age was an issue, until the day she helped a student write a report on the Vietnam War. Mom recognised the name of a war correspondent mentioned in the textbook and blurted, “I used to date him!”

    Peering up from his work, another wide-eyed student asked, “You dated someone from our history book?”

    Until next time.

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    yangeldf  over 1 year ago

    I wanted some context on how significant the over 100 age is as a demographic so I looked up the current population of Japan, and was surprised to find out it’s 126 million, that’s over a third of the population of the United States. That’s pretty interesting considering Japan is only about the size of California, pretty high population density…

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 1 year ago

    OK, next year I’ll use bellows.

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    Petemejia77  over 1 year ago

    Hey! All three topic are intertwined with each other! Usually it’s just two!

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    cripplious  over 1 year ago

    a few years ago there was a huge scandal when the Japanese government admitted the lost a few 100 of their citizens over 100

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    Cathy P.  over 1 year ago

    Cleave: to stick together.Cleave: to separate.

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    Cathy P.  over 1 year ago

    I think that all of you commenters have missed the meaning of the word. All of your examples are of a word with more than one meaning. The example I gave above (cleave) shows that the meanings of the word are opposite of each other. There are other examples, but it’s late and I’m too tired to think of them right now.

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    Meranda  over 1 year ago

    The idea of blowing on a cake, and how it still an accepted practice, confounds me! I took a page from my grandfather — he always clapped his hands together forcefully to put them out. The germaphobe in me like this much better.

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