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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

THE EATER! Salim “El Akoul” Haini of Algeria eats light bulbs, candles, sawdust and nails, and he once consumed an entire roasted lamb in one sitting.

MATERNAL INSTINCT! King penguins often adopt other penguin’s chicks as their own, and have even been seen trying to raise a young skua bird – a species that feeds on young penguins.

Munish Bansal of Gillingham, Kent, England, has taken pictures of his children everyday for 13 years.

During World War II, Scientists from the UK, US and Canada experimented with a bomb that shot out lethal poison darts.

Pabst, a boxer-mix who won the 2009 World’s Ugliest Dog Competition at the Sonoma- Marin Fair in California, was the first dog in nearly a decade to win that wasn’t a Chinese crested pedigree.

Until July 1, 2009, it was illegal to collect rainwater in the State of Colorado, USA.

Liz Strutton converted a World War II defensive bunker in Cornwall, England into an underground home.

Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210 B.C.), the first emperor of China, was buried in an underground tomb next to rivers filled with shimmering mercury.

Africa’s Driver Ants have bites strong enough to stitch a wound shut. Once in place, the ant can be decapitated, and its jaws will stay clasped together.
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