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

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    Leroy  12 months ago

    I’m waiting for the Yangwang U10, which will be able to head down the street.

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    jasonsnakelover  12 months ago

    Do they get any kind of milk if they don’t win?

    If the car can do all that, does that mean it can drive itself and that people in it won’t have to pay for insurance to be in it when it’s driving itself?

    For millennia, cultures used eye patches to hide the disfigurement of a missing eye. But in modern times, ocularist create custom glass eyes for their patients.

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

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    monkeysky  12 months ago

    A lot of people (though luckily much fewer, now) still think seatbelts are unsafe, because they say it’s better to be thrown clear of your car in the case of an accident than to be trapped inside.

    This is ignoring the fact that in the large majority of accidents, your risk of being injured by something inside the car while immobile is much much lower than the risks of being thrown face-first into the site of a car crash at dozens of miles-per-hour.

    Also, not a lot of people know this, but even just having one unbuckled person in a car puts every other passenger at risk. During a crash, someone’s body being flung around can seriously injure or even kill others nearby.

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    Bilan  12 months ago

    They can’t drink alcohol even after driving in the Indy. But they can drive with alcohol advertisements plastered all over their cars.

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    Izzy Moreno  12 months ago

    That bit about the seatbelts is true. A guy from my hometown had an accident, and he died BECAUSE he was wearing the seatbelt. The other occupant of the car survived precisely because he wasn’t wearing the seatbelt.

    You see, the windshield was real glass, back then. So it broke, and a large chunk lodged itself on the driver’s throat.

    Since the other guy was not wearing a seatbelt, he fell forward, bashed his head on the panel, and the glass flew over him.

    Things were not always as they are now, what is true today was not true back then, and vice versa.

    Stop judging the past by what YOU know.

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    pearlsbs  12 months ago

    Is human milk an option?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  12 months ago

    Yeah well a lot of yangwangs can dance and hop. Big deal. ~ Peewee Herman, la la la la la la laaaaaaaaaa

    May the crashed Ford not be with you as it is with Chevyyyyyyyyy. And gesundheit.

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    zerotvus  12 months ago

    Emmo refused milk one year in favor of orange juice…they never forgave him!!!!

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member 12 months ago

    So how much is that joyful ride?

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    Guy from southern Indiana  12 months ago

    There’s people nowadays who think it’s safer not wearing a seatbelt. Just like there are people who claim it’s safer to not wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Or that cigarettes are good for you, because the smoke keeps mosquitoes away.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member 12 months ago

    what difference what kind of milk the Indy winner gets?….all he does is take a sip and pour the rest over his hat.

    (an idiotic tradition started by Helio Castroneves after his first win in 2001)

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    Nighthawks Premium Member 12 months ago

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    SquidGamerGal  12 months ago

    But who’ll be able to afford the supercar?

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Once again, NOT what I want in an electric car. (What I want in an EV is anyone else but me).

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  12 months ago

    Is that really a ballot? If the winner gets his choice regardless of what the other ballot’s say, then it isn’t a vote. It is merely a preference card.

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    ladykat  12 months ago

    I thought Indy drivers got champagne if they won.

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    joeatwork212  12 months ago

    People felt that if their car caught on fire, they wouldn’t be able to release the seatbelt. There’s a greater chance of going through the windshield in an accident than the car catching on fire.

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    bookworm0812  12 months ago

    If I were an Indy driver, I’d have them give me the Intense Chocolate milk!

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    drfiero  12 months ago

    Those belts back in the 40/50’s were only lap belts! You got into an accident it’d fold you over them. Volvo hadn’t invented the seat belts we know today yet.

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    oish  12 months ago

    Congratulation on driving 500 miles in sweltering heat on a track that reaks of burnt rubber and exhaust fumes. Here’s a nice thick glass of heavy whipping cream. Enjoy

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    dpatrickryan Premium Member 12 months ago

    Crash investigator here. Seat belts in the 40’ and 50’ were often lap-only affairs that were difficult to adjust properly. Even properly adjusted, they didn’t prevent the occupant from pivoting forward about the hip, sustaining chest contact with the non-collapsing steering column and/or head contact with the (often unpadded) dash. If you were unrestrained and thrown forward against the dash during heavy pre-impact braking, you might at least distribute the collision forces over a wider portion of your body. To be perfectly honest, I probably wouldn’t wear one of those belts, and I’m a safety fanatic.

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    oakie817  12 months ago

    cars in the 40’s and 50’s were built of steel and much safer…people often walked away from head on collisions

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    stamps  12 months ago

    Yeah, but can the Yangwang fly?

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    WestofthePecan Premium Member 12 months ago

    As a retired police sergeant/tactical flight medic with over 25,000 rescues in my logbook, including a few thousand car crashes, I have seen a grand total of two fatalities who were wearing their seat belts. Both involved seriously high speeds including one small car that went squarely head-on into a semi. Conversely, I’ve cut or removed innumerable people out of their seat belts that had survived truly ugly impacts. And I’ve seen exactly one person trapped in a burning car but it wasn’t the seat belt entrapping them, it was bent metal. Unfortunately it was way out on a rural highway so we beat the fire department and had to wait for them, since we didn’t have extrication tools on the helicopter. Neither the engine company (to extinguish the fire) nor the rescue squad (to extricate) got there quickly enough to save the person.

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    ekke  12 months ago

    Hm. It would be interesting to see the choices on that “ballot.” And is it a ballot? Does the winner get the type of milk most voted for? That would be amusing!

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    198.23.5.11  12 months ago

    Well,what do you want them to do, drive drunk?

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    198.23.5.11  12 months ago

    Believe It Or Not,today Donald Trump accidentally sued himself.

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    Frederick Barnett Premium Member 12 months ago

    According to an article I read before the Indy 500 about topic of milk choice, no driver who has chosen 2% milk has ever won.

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 12 months ago

    What if they don’t want a milk bath? Does that disqualify them from the race?

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 12 months ago

    Is Milk of Magnesia on the list?

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    Phoenix83  12 months ago

    What is the driver is lactose intolerant?

    Who wants a car that hops? Isn’t that more of a Hot Wheels thing and less of a EV thing?

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    pbr50138  12 months ago

    There was a wreck reported recently, where three occupants in a car weren’t wearing a seatbelt and one was. That one survived.

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