Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 22, 2022

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    jasonsnakelover  5 months ago

    Hernest Emingway What’s so special about that?

    One time there were 8,000,000,001 people.

    Yawning is definitely not contagious to gorillas. If you yawn in front of one of those creatures, you can expect trouble.

    In Japan the most popular Christmas dinner is a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner. It seems like I read that while playing Wheel of Fortune.

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

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    Templo S.U.D.  5 months ago

    So after EH’s suicide, A&F stopped selling rifles thereafter?

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    Bilan  5 months ago

    The NY Times (at the time) said Hemingway’s death was accidental when he was cleaning the shotgun.

    How do you shot yourself with a shotgun?

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    jmolay161  5 months ago

    Yeah, about Hemingway, that happened on my birthday in 1961—-July 2. That’s also the day Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937. And the Declaration of Independence was supposed to have been issued on July 2, 1776, but that got postponed until July 4. Anybody else with a historically cursed birthday?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  5 months ago

    Eight billion and counting. I’d like to meet them all. ~ Bob Dole, and Bob Dole loves every single one of you who Bob Dole has already met, and Bob Dole is dead, yes, but Bob Dole is still getting around, that’s Bob Dole, glad to meet you.

    Take care, may retired Guns and Ammo Magazine editorialist Jack “Hey There Are Lots Of Deadly Things Under Your Sink So Stop Blaming Gun Makers And Bullet Makers For What People Do With Guns And Bullets And What About Bab-O And Comet Cleanser They Kill Germs By The Millions What About All Those Poor Germs” Bangpowboomord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    Vermont Premium Member 5 months ago

    My understanding is that Hemingway shot himself with the same weapon his father had used to commit suicide.

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    mindjob  5 months ago

    8 billion is a big number, almost as big as what congress spent this year

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    A & F sold hunting and fishing and camping gear and clothing in those days. High quality clothing, not crappy t-shirts.

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    Why was the piece about Hemingway and his gun pertinent? Merry Christmas to you, too!

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    poppacapsmokeblower  5 months ago

    Were/are Abercrombie and Fitch shotguns high quality?

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    Buckeye67  5 months ago

    I don’t blame Ernest, if you have an important job to do make sure you have the finest equipment. I mean do you want to do something like that with a shotgun from Sears.

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    LAFITZGERALD  5 months ago

    That’s a scary fact to the rifle Ernest Hemingway obtained from the now-online company!!

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    The Duke  5 months ago

    Where’s Hal today?

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    Stephen Gilberg  5 months ago

    Why do we yawn? There is not a consensus

    In relevant science communities yet.

    One popular theory: It cools down the brain, tho

    We don’t do it more when we’ve started to sweat.

    It once was believed that a yawn helped move oxygen

    Into the blood and move CO2 out,

    But studies have shown that inhaling each gas makes

    No difference for yawning; that theory’s in doubt.

    It could be that stretching the lungs and lung tissue

    Will quicken your pulse so you feel more awake,

    Or maybe a yawn redistributes surfactant

    In lungs so deep breaths remain easy to take.

    And why’s it contagious in humans? Reportedly,

    That doesn’t happen till circa age four,

    When children develop the right mental pathways

    They need for an adequate empathy score.

    Perhaps yawns evolved to communicate something,

    Like “This is unpleasant but not a big threat.”

    If so, human progress has made it ambiguous,

    Hardly a message we’re likely to get.

    Whatever it is, we don’t yawn voluntarily;

    Don’t take the act as a gesture of scorn.

    And please, if you find yourself yawning too frequently,

    Talk to a doctor, as specialists warn.


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    FireAnt_Hater  5 months ago

    I suppressed an urge to yawn while reading this one…

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    Angry Indeed  5 months ago

    I guess he couldn’t live with himself after buying a firearm from a wimpy clothing store, not that I can blame him. ;-p

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    Cathy P.  5 months ago

    Why is it of note that Hemingway bought his gun (although they are showing a rifle) from Abercrombie & Fitch?

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