Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 29, 2023

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    monkeysky  4 months ago

    Have any of you heard of Jerry and Marge Selbee, the Michigan couple who made millions for themselves and their friends after noticing a loophole in a state lottery?

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    alscoonz2  4 months ago

    There’s a recent movie about them. “Jerry and Marge Go Large”.

    “When retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery, he and his wife go on an exciting, multimillion dollar winning spree with the goal of reviving their small Michigan town. However, when a selfish college student cheats the system, Jerry must find a way to make the game fair for all.”

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    alscoonz2  4 months ago

    Some might say Mars is still an impersonator but he’s certainly done well.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  4 months ago

    And no matter what they charge for their “food” now, it’s still worth 19 cents, max.

    Take care, may renowned food cynic Gordon “So Your Goal Is To Stop All Humans From Ever Eating Again” Ransord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    gobbledygook  4 months ago

    I miss the Elvis-impersonating Bruno Mars. Who does he impersonate now?

    I remember when tacos were 99 cents. I saw a Bruno eating one in his Elvis costume, that’s how long ago that was. He used to put on shows at Taco Bells across the land. You whipper-snappers are too young to remember that.

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    OldsVistaCruiser  4 months ago

    I’m a Pennsylvanian. I could use some of that Powerball money!

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    derdave969  4 months ago

    So does the Pennsylvania Power Ball factoid indicate that Pennsylvanians are luckier than the rest of the country, or that way more Power Ball tickets are sold in Pennsylvania than the rest of the country?

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    I worked for Taco Bell in the early 80s and the food was still cheap but not a big player in the fast food world yet. Then they noticed, when they’d offer their main items for under $1 on special “slow days” (Mother’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Easter), how well the things sold. So they re-priced everything and for a while it was the cheapest place to eat around. Now, they’ve gotten too big for their britches…

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    As I suspected, from his glaringly obvious absence from this comment section, Pickled Pete is now in time-out.

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    LVObserver  4 months ago

    I haven’t been here awhile. Why did so many get put on timeout?

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    comixbomix  4 months ago

    When Taco Bell first opened in 1962, every item was startlingly unauthentic – a standard they mostly still cling to today.

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    chrumsey Premium Member 4 months ago

    A McDonald’s burger was only $.15 at that time!

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    drycurt  4 months ago

    I remember early McD’s, 15 Cents each for a hamburger, french fries, and milkshake.

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    dawnsterner59  4 months ago

    It’s not even worth reading here anymore. I think I’m out. Thanks moderators for putting everyone in time out. You made a once “fun comment reading fan”, become a now ..“I think I’ll just pass this one by”. You’ve ruined yourselves.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    They built a Taco Bell in the heart of SF’s mission district. It was for people who wanted something sort of like Mexican food, only really gross instead.

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    One word to describe Tetris: classic.

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    cripplious  4 months ago

    The truly sad thing is the creator of Tetris never made any money off it. Once it got out of the USSR it was pirated alot.

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    pbr50138  4 months ago

    Today $.16 would be $1.87, according to my inflation calculator.

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