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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

In 1909, hundreds of people were arrested and put in jail in Spokane, Washington, USA before a city ordinance prohibiting speaking on city streets was rescinded.

In September 2009, a nurse in Norbotten, Sweden, caught fire when static electricity from a pushcart ignited alcohol disinfectant on her hands!

Diasan Shinso-Maru, a Japanese fishing trawler, capsized in 2009 when its net filled with dozens of Giant Nomura’s Jellyfish!

In South Korea, professional video game matches are the second most popular television spectator sport after soccer.

Nullarbor Links Golf Course runs through both Western and South Australia, with a distance of nearly 850 miles between the first and last hole.

Born with 3 legs, 4 arms and 2 heads, conjoined twins Ganga and Jamuna Mondal have lived in West Bengal, India for 40 years!

Technetium, an important element in a nuclear medicine, only exists on earth as a byproduct of atomic reactions!

The United States Constitution is both the oldest and the shortest written constitution in the world.

The Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed and his ministers donned scuba gear for a cabinet session held underwater on October 17, 2009.

Doctors removed 78 pieces of cutlery from the stomach of Margaret Daalman in Rotterham, Netherlands.

The US Bureau of Engraving and Printing has a mutilated currency division that determines the value of damaged paper money.

The 1899 Horsey Horseless car was designed by Uriah Smith of Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. With a wooden horse head on its front, in an effort to not frighten the real horses it shared the streets with.

Some corals begin to glow after suffering injury.

During the mid 19th century , 80% - 90% of the population of the Caribbean Islands were slaves.

On May 3, 1999, a single storm system caused $1.5 billion in damage when it spawned 74 tornadoes across the states of Kansas and Oklahoma, USA, damaging or destroying more than 8,000 homes.
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