Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for October 02, 2014

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 9 years ago

    I live close to Oregon. Where is Juicy’s if it’s not in Portland? As for the plane thing, where in the world can you not take off in 120 degrees? Saudi Arabia and/or Egypt perhaps? As for the paper dresses, just be sure not to wear them in the rain.

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    MJKesquire  over 9 years ago

    Women who wore the paper dresses had to be careful when they were smoking or too close to candle, barbecues or justa flame!

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    cripplious  over 9 years ago

    Groom Lakes runway is long for that reason

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    johnt204  over 9 years ago

    The military tried out paper sleeping bags. Not too bad if it wasn’t extremely cold. I don’t think they were waterproofl

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    Neo Stryder  over 9 years ago

    Does someone really eats food so large?

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    Brown Leghorn  over 9 years ago

    Feed a group of 250 persons 1/2 pounder at $4 is still too much for a hot dog. In Coney Island a hot dog went from a dime to 20 cents and that was also too much in that day!

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    Kerovan  over 9 years ago

    I’ve seen a place that serves a 5 lb hamburger, on a Food Network special, but nothing like this. Even that would be cut into wedges for serving.

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    Fan o’ Lio.  over 9 years ago

    I once had a flight out of Denver cancelled due to heat and thin air plus heavy load. This was in the 1960’s and the temp was nowhere near 120F.

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    homerec130  over 9 years ago

    Another issue with the aircraft and temperature is their performance data (charts to determine take distance, climb speeds, etc..) are paid for by temperature range range. Most airlines only go to 120 due to cost. The find it is cheaper to have to adapt (lighten the aircraft) instead of paying for the tables. When I was flying for Uncle Sam we had charts for our aircraft up to about 130.

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    Bob.  over 9 years ago

    Was on a flight out of Mexico City once. I thought the take-off roll would never end.

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    francisrossi  over 9 years ago

    What’s this Fahrenheit nonsense? Even the notoriously anti-metric UK moved onto centigrade in the 70s.

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    Kali39  over 9 years ago

    Paper clothing: Yes, I’ve seen them. But come the rainy season…

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    boldyuma  over 9 years ago

    I am not familiar with the tables for air temp takeoff or what that 120 degree temp figure really means..I lived in Yuma AZ next to the Marine Cops Air Station that flies both military and commercial turbo prop air craft..From June thru September ambient air temp can be in excess 0f 116 degrees and during August a few 118 spikes would occur..The actual air temp 5 feet above the runway/tarmac could exceed 170 degrees(fry an egg temp)Runway length on 21 R is 13,400 feet so single and twin turbo prop aircraft have no problem taking off..

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    tuslog64  over 9 years ago

    English vs. metric So in metric everything divides/multiplies by ten -but you still have to know where the decimal point goes!(We’re just waiting for the next “bright idea” to come along)

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