Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
The Vendee Globe is a solo, nonstop yacht race that circumnavigates the world.
Like, Duh! Upon finding her birth certificate, 106 year old Lena Thouless of Bowthorpe, Norwich, England discovered that she had been celebrating her birthday on the wrong day for more than a century.
Lewis Manilow, 81, and Jack Shore, 82, of Chicago, Illinois, US, met for the first time in 2008 and discovered they were brothers – living only 6 blocks apart.
71 year old Pero Ajtman of Karanac, Croatia, has drunk nothing but Coca Cola for the past 40 years.
A Baby was born with 16 toes, 8 on each foot in Leizhou, Guangdong, China, in November 2008.
In the 1950s and early 1960s US automakers sold dashboard record players for cars.
Born without lower arms, 15 year old Cornel Hrisca – Munn of Whittington, England, took second place in a National Drumming Competition.
25, 27, 3, 12, 6, 15, 9, 30, 21, 19 – Which of these numbers can be added together to have exactly 50? Answer: You can add 25, 19 and 6.
In 2006, The Police Department in Hagfors, Sweden, bought toilet paper for the first time in 20 years – in 1986 they accidentally ordered hundreds of “Pallets” instead of “boxes” and ended up with enough paper to fill 12 garages.
Believe It Or Not! a new word is added to the English language every 98 minutes.
More than 12 million people in the world live in some type of slavery or forced labor.
The Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, serves 85 million passengers a year – more than the entire population of Germany.