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Monday, February 15, 2010

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Bites from the World’s Most Venomous Spiders will kill a human being less than 10% of the time.

A van stolen in 1974 was discovered on October 19, 2009, by customs officials in Los Angeles, California, USA.

When ferry service stopped in late 2009, the school children of Papa Westray in Scotland’s Orkney Islands were forced to take a 96-scecond air flight to school each day.

In 2009, The Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy was given two of Galileo Galilei’s fingers and a tooth, taken from the body in 1737 and missing since 1905.

In competitive anvil shooting, participants use black gunpowder to launch 100-pound-anvils into the air.

An uncovered outdoor parking space in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, was sold for $300,000 in June 2009!

Common Kingfisher can drive through thin ice to catch fish.

Born in 1927 in Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand is one of the world’s few foreign-born monarchs.

In Spring 2009, The Elephants of the Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Oregon, USA, began washing cars as a fundraiser.

Some tubeworms living on the sea floor survive only on the byproducts of decomposing oil bubbling up from the earth.

Hair you go! When Paula Sunshine of Lawshall, Suffolk, England, decided to add an expansion to her 16th century home in 2009, she used hair from local hairdressers, her dogs and herself to reinforce the daubed walls.

Anyone for Calcio! Calcio Florentino, a 16th century Florence ball game for noblemen, is still played today with no timeouts and no substitutions. No kicking or sucker punches are the only rules.

“Aachi” Manorama, a veteran of India’s Tamil film industry has appeared in more than 1500 movies and 1000 stage performances.

Bracken cave, near San Antonio, Texas, USA, is home to 20 million bats, which feed on more than a hundred tons of insects each night.

Canada, Jamaica, Australia and 12 other United Kingdom commonwealth countries are officially owned by The Queen of England.
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