Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 16, 2014

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 9 years ago

    I wonder how many of The Beatles’ original 7,310 copies still remain although we’re in the digital age 512 years later.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I heard golf has eighteen holes because there are eighteen shots in a fifth of whisky. (If it’s scotch, it’s spelled “whisky”, other kinds are spelled “whiskey”.)

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    aimlesscruzr  over 9 years ago

    I don’t get how “Jumper Spider” is named. Wouldn’t it be something more like “Ant Spider”?

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    bresnik415  over 9 years ago

    It’s such a shame to see Ripley’s getting it wrong; makes you doubt everything they proclaim! The TRUE story of the origin of golf…

    “If you have ever seen a dragon in a pinch, you will realize that this was only poetical exaggeration applied to any hobbit, even to Old Took’s great-granduncle Bullroarer, who was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfibul’s head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf was invented at the same moment.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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