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Monday, December 21, 2009

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Lovin’ the Bus! Casper, a 12 year old cat in Plymouth, Devon, England, makes his way around town by riding city buses.

On April 21, 2009, Tyler Bradt kayaked over the Palouse Falls in Washington State, USA – a drop of 186 feet.

Naked Plow-Girls! Female villagers in Banke Bazaar, Bihar, India, plowed their fields while nude in July, chanting hymns in an attempt to make it rain.

A group of French travel agencies offers Sunshine Insurance, which means refunds are given if it rains excessively during a trip.

The Stars within the ancient and tiny galaxy 1255-0 move at speeds in excess of 1 million miles per hour.

Socks, a cat owned by Michelle Maher of Arbroath, Scotland, survived 34 days trapped in a metal shipping container.

Most Meteors that hit the earth’s atmosphere are pea-sized or smaller.

On the moon, it’s easier to run that it is to walk.

On four separate occasions during his 1905 – 1928 major league baseball career, Ty Cobb stole 2nd base, 3rd base and home plate in a single inning.

In October 2008, thieves stole a 199- year- old church in Komarovo, Russia, brick by brick, leaving only parts of the walls and foundation.

Help Window! Researchers at Yeshiva University in New York City, NY, USA, surgically implanted glass windows into the skin of lab mice to directly watch the development of cancer tumors.

Peruvian seamstresses created a pair of blue jeans 141 feet tall and 98 feet wide. The jeans weighed 8.25 tons and three cranes working together couldn’t lift it.

Cold Desert! The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica receive less than 4 inches of snow per year and are the most free locations on the continent!

ZAP.. Otto, an octopus at the sea-star aquarium in Coburg, Germany, caused electrical shorts by crawling to the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water at a light fixture.

Ri Fahnestock carried Sarah Silverberg to victory in the 2008 Wife Carrying Championship Race in Newry, Maine, USA. They received Sarah’s weight (122 lbs.) in beer as top prize.

Born with half of a brain, a 10-year-old German girl’s optic nerves uniquely rewired themselves – giving her an eye with perfect vision.

One large group of Argentine Ants has colonized Europe, Japan and California. The ants, all related, groom each other and behave like allies when brought into contact.

The Netherlands’ Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren has rooms made from 14,000 liter wine casks.

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