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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

The sidewalks of Mexico City have an average of 70 pieces of discarded chewing gum per square yard.

US President John F. Kennedy, his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, and his assassin's assassin, Jack Ruby, all died in the same place - Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA.

David Olson of Riverton, Wyoming, USA found a pair of 9 mm bullets which had collided in midair.

Swallow syncope is a medical condition that causes a person to faint when consuming certain foods or beverages.

During the 2008 Season, The Detroit Lions became the first team in the history of the U.S. National Football League to lose every regular season game, for a 0-16 record.

The people of Swaziland live an average of 32 years - less than half the world average.

Male bowerbirds of Australia build huts and maintain decorative gardens to attract mates.

Each year on September 15, RESPECT FOR THE AGED DAY is celebrated in Japan, and all citizens who reach age 100 are given a silver cup and a letter from the Prime Minister.

The U.S. television show "M.A.S.H." aired for 11 season from 1972-1983, but the Korean War, which was the shows setting, only lasted 3 years.

The $400 million, 557 ft. long yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is equipped with a swimming pool, two helipads, a mini-submarine and a missile defense system.

Mike Hobbs and Mel Lang of Dorset, England, were the winners of this year's annual STINGING NETTLE EATING COMPETITION - each ate 48 feet of the weed.

British artist Tim Knowles affixed pens to tree branches to see what kind of art the wind would create.
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