Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for February 17, 2020

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    pearlsbs  almost 4 years ago

    The conveyor belt transports phosphate ore from a mining operation in Bou Craa in Western Sahara to the harbor town of Marsa near El Aaiún.

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    Leroy  almost 4 years ago

    “Rah Rah Sis-Boom Bah! Ten-to-one that that team crumbles!

    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, or lots of fumbles!”

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 4 years ago

    Is it a good thing FDR wasn’t diagnosed w/polio in his cheerleading days? (I thought “The Snowy Day” was published in the 1960s, 70s or 80s.)

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    Sky_Shachaq  almost 4 years ago

    I love The Snowy Day. I had it when I was a child and read it a great deal.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Cheerleaders, good.

    Was any President a more accomplished football player than Leslie King, aka Gerald Ford?

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    Tog  almost 4 years ago

    I know it’s a different Keats that is featured here but it reminded of an item in one of Spike Milligan’s war memoirs. In it a sergeant says, “tonight the major is going to give you a talk about Keats. I don’t suppose any of you higgerent bast—ds knows what a Keat is”. Made me laugh. Plenty of other examples if anyone wants to read them. Books all still available in shops and on Kindle.

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    mswinson  almost 4 years ago

    Checked out more than 10 times/day?… typical socialist, I mean Democratic, manipulation of the facts by NYC government.

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    Janos  almost 4 years ago

    Big deal. Anything’s bigger than a dime is visible from space.

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    khmo  almost 4 years ago

    So what does that belt convey?

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    danholt Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    More on the conveyor belt here…

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    watcheratthewell  almost 4 years ago

    OK – - but you can also see my mailbox from space – -

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    jasonsnakelover  almost 4 years ago

    Of the presidents listed, I like everyone except Roosevelt.

    One time I saw a conveyor belt system that was 62 miles long.

    One time I saw a library book get checked out 485,584 times.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    Sassy's Mom  almost 4 years ago

    Yep. Once upon a time there were guys on the high school cheerleading squads. I don’t know when that stopped.

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    ARĈJO  almost 4 years ago

    Like the Great Wall of China, when they say any man-made object “can be seen from space”, they’re either full of $#!% or using a very low-orbit definition of “space”. For example, you can barely make out the conveyor belt at,-8.6427783,1612503m/data=1e3 but if you zoom out any further it just blends in with the sand, as would be expected of something that’s only a couple feet wide.

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    Bilan  almost 4 years ago

    Several things are claimed to be visible from space, but are not. Unless the conveyor belt is incredibly wide, it cannot be seen.

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    Malcome1  almost 4 years ago

    “Can be seen from space” is not a good reference. That could be anywhere from about 65 miles to infinity.

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    stamps  almost 4 years ago

    Let’s see them wave those pom-poms.

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    dwdl21  almost 4 years ago

    So who’s heading down to the Library to read The Snowy Day? lol

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    craigwestlake  almost 4 years ago

    Now, with that information try not to picture them in cheerleader skirts…

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    Ed Brault Premium Member over 3 years ago

    The Roads must ROLL!

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