Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 28, 2023

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    pearlsbs  8 months ago

    It seems to me that my brain was just getting started at the age of 24. I must be a slow learner.

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    Templo S.U.D.  8 months ago

    Since his 2013 death, who’s keeping Mandela’s Spice Girls memorabilia?

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    jmolay161  8 months ago

    Powered by body heat, emanating from under kilts and dresses. Or maybe all just a wee Scottish joke!

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    jmolay161  8 months ago

    Thus, famous mathematicians and physicists typically do their greatest work at very young ages. Einstein was only about 25 or 26 when he published his first theory of relativity (Special Relativity) in 1905.

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    alscoonz2  8 months ago

    I hope the Spice Girl’s knew Mandela was being polite assuming he was. It was the greatest moment of THEIR lives, huh?

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    OldsVistaCruiser  8 months ago

    Today is the 35th anniversary of my 24th birthday. I have only been mentally slowing down in the last 5 years. I don’t have the photographic memory that I used to. I can still remember 17-digit alphanumeric VIN numbers from cars, though!

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    therese_callahan2002  8 months ago

    I’m 61, and my brain hasn’t slowed down yet.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  8 months ago

    Slowing your brain down is called growing up. You’re not dumber, like that guy in the picture up there, you’re smarter. Most of you. Those of you who relate to that picture, we appreciate your efforts but please get out of politics and go out back and chop wood then sweep the porch and dust the window sills then wait out there for further instructions.

    Take care, may little known Spice Boy Todd “They Think The Oregano Is Weed Lol” Reeford be with you, and gesundheit.

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    ladykat  8 months ago

    I know my brain in slowing down.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member 8 months ago

    How does body heat power the cooling system?

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    ChessPirate  8 months ago

    If my brain is slowing down, how come time is passing faster? ☺

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    magicfever495  8 months ago

    Since alscoonz2 posted a parrot joke I’ll try one also.

    A magician got a job on a cruise ship.

    The captain always sat in the front row with a parrot on his shoulder.

    After a few days the parrot started catching on to the magicians act.

    It would say, “It’s up his sleeve, his assistant has it.”

    One night the ship hit an iceberg and sank.

    The magician and the parrot were floating on a door, one on each end glaring at each other.

    After three days the parrot ask the magician,

    “Alright I give. Where’s th boat?”

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    oakie817  8 months ago

    how about advanced minds?

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    Jogger2  8 months ago

    The common areas at the Mall of America, in Minnesota, have no heating system. Heat comes from skylights and people. Individual stores, however, do have heat.

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    AlienHillbilly  8 months ago

    An Eggsellent story: Breaking news is that the FBI cracked a case involving a rotten cartel – hard boiled criminals, who have been smuggling eggs across the border! They tried to scramble across the border, thinking they would get over easy – down the shady side, and up the sunny side, but they got fried by the FBI! Everybody is just wanting this all to be ova! P.S. The whole plot was hatched in Mexico…. no yolk!

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    bwswolf  8 months ago

    That explains a lot, about why my brain now comes to a complete stop every now and then …….. :)

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    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member 8 months ago

    Where are you, Pickled Pete? You were at The Comic Strip That Has a Finale Every Day, then you were here, and now you’ve vanished into the space-time- continuum. Come back, come back!

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    Will E. Makeit Premium Member 8 months ago

    For some perspective on the sainted Nelson Mandela

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    JoshHere  8 months ago

    The definition of “fully developed” can vary, but when it comes to the brain, scientists generally agree that it reaches full maturity around the age of 25. This doesn’t mean that the brain stops growing and changing after 25; it just means that it has reached its adult form

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    JohnShirley1  8 months ago

    RBION may get some pushback from people who feel that the cartoon of the stupid young man in that cartoon is a cruel caricature of a mentally handicapped person.

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    Walter Parmantie Premium Member 8 months ago
    Nelson Mandela was in Jail for 30 years.
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    Cathy P.  8 months ago

    The DE legislature passed a bill a few years ago saying that “Studies Show” that adolescent brains are not fully formed until they are about 21 or 22. So, basically, they don’t know right from wrong and so can’t be judged harshly when being sentenced for crimes they commit. So I guess, according to RBION, there are approximately 2-3 years when people are at their best, mentally.

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    Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member 8 months ago

    For those interested in how the heating and cooling system works in that nightclub, here’s a great write-up:

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