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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 21, 2016
In 1893, Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 110 rounds, lasting 7 hours and 19 minutes- the longest match in history! Even though it is the world's largest office building at 6.5 million square feet, no point in the Pentagon is more than a 10 minute walk away! The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in the French Riviera trained a team of five attack Hawks to chase away pesky seagulls bothering guests.
Templo S.U.D. over 6 years ago
But who won between Andy and Jack?
winding road over 6 years ago
Jack Burke broke all the bones in both hands. Both fighters were too dazed and tired to continue. Sadly Andy Bowen died in a fight a year later from injuries in a bout with Kid Lavigne. From Wikipedia.
therese_callahan2002 over 6 years ago
110 rounds, huh? Reminds me of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon.
John Wiley Premium Member over 6 years ago
Hawk/falcon video from the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez…
(Nothing you can’t watch during breakfast. Subtitled French language.)
meg_grif over 6 years ago
Gotta watch out for those seagulls when you’re on the beach:
Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 6 years ago
Today’s first item should look very, VERY familiar to those who read Ripley’s first book!!!
NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 6 years ago
The perimeter of the Pentagon is 4600 feet. I don’t see the 10 minutes as being correct. The furthest point would be 2300 feet. At a walking pace of 3 MPH that would take about 15 minutes.
mckeeversgm Premium Member over 6 years ago
They’re talking about walking thru the court yard. It’s almost a straight shot. But then they don’t call it the ‘Five Sided Puzzle Palace’ for nothing.
sarazan7 over 6 years ago
I don’t believe they wore boxing gloves in those days. Did they?
Stephen Gilberg over 6 years ago
They forgot to add “from any other point in the Pentagon.”
Tossle Premium Member over 6 years ago
Nothing new about the Hotel using hawks, Australian cricket has for years used raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons) to chase away seagulls from Melbourne Cricket Ground. Victorian Racing do same thing at Flemington Race Course during Spring Racing Carnival.
english.ann over 6 years ago
The Pentagon has five stories above ground and two basement levels.