Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for January 27, 2022

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    pearlsbs  over 1 year ago

    Just add one.

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    jasonsnakelover  over 1 year ago

    Bave Dautista One time I was 46 minutes old.

    One time I was 8 feet tall. One time I weighed 201 pounds. I suppose this Frosty didn’t need to go to the North Pole, did he?

    Whale bodies can create habitats that last for years underwater.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Bautista must have quite the tan after having a daily sauna trip.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    Leeches, eh? There weren’t many jokes mentioning leeches to choose from. I’ll go with this one.

    A missionary is treading the dangerous jungle. He’s been walking for weeks and has suffered mosquitoes, mud slides, leeches, dysentery and of course the unbearable heat and humidity. He’s exhausted but in a few days he’ll reach his destination.

    Suddenly, a huge tiger leaps up from the bushes right in front of him. She’s clearly hungry and approaches him menacingly. The missionary is at the limit of his reserves and if he tries to run he’ll surely be mauled.

    Without hesitation he drops on his knees and places his life in the hands of God:

    “Oh Lord! Give this tiger christian values!” he exclaims, hoping the tiger will choose to not commit violence.

    The clouds shift, a ray of light falls on the tiger and she immediately kneels exclaiming:

    “Oh Lord! Bless this meal we are about to eat!”

    Until next time.

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    Copy-&-Paste  over 1 year ago

    I believe you!! You’d be boiling green mad too if you had to sit in the sauna for 45min each day!!

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Why use leeches when you can get the same effect by donating blood?

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Specially raised leeches are used on reattached digits when circulation is very impaired. They have a local anesthetic to prevent pain when attached and use anticoagulant to thin the blood and improve circulation. It often saves a reattachment.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    Does anyone remember a movie called The Leech Woman?

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    Try convincing the boys from Stand By Me about those leeches.

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    joe piglet Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Looks more like a lamprey eel then a leech.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    They’ve also been approved politicians since the late 1700s.

    Take care, may cross-eyed ballot counter Hank “Democracy Is Over Rated Anyway” Bastord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    artegal  over 1 year ago

    I bet it would suck to have to have leeches used on yourself.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 1 year ago

    Do I have to delete my leech joke if I want to add a sauna joke? Anybody? O.K., hearing no objections, here goes.

    Three women were sitting in a sauna, one German, one Japanese and one hillbilly. Suddenly, there was a beeping sound. The German pressed her forearm and the beeping stopped. The others looked at her questioningly.

    “That was my pager,” she said. “I have a microchip implanted under the skin of my arm.”

    A few minutes later, a phone rang. The Japanese woman lifted her palm to her ear. When she finished, she explained, " that was my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand."

    The Hillbilly woman felt decidedly low tech. Not to be outdone, she decided she had to do something just as impressive. She stepped out of the sauna and went to the bathroom. She returned with a piece of paper hanging from her behind. The others raised their eyebrows and stared at her.

    The HILLBILLY woman finally said, “Well, will you look at that. I’m getting a FAX.”

    Until next time.

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    walt1968pat Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Really not a bad way to end the day.

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    makinen6602  over 1 year ago

    at least the comments on today’s strip

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    JoshHere  over 1 year ago

    Boo! To the FDA for calling the beautiful leeches “Medical Devices”, they are living beings, how disrespectful

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    FrankErnesto  over 1 year ago

    Leeches are also common in the legal profession.

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    dv1093  over 1 year ago

    Interesting, but not unbelieveable.

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    The Pro from Dover  over 1 year ago

    So my ex is an FDA-approved medical device?

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    joeatwork212  over 1 year ago

    Ever watch “African Queen”?

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    I’d like to know what testing was done with leeches to comply with CFR 21 part 820 to comply with medical device requirements

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Humphrey Bogart in the African Queen HATED leeches.

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    the humorist formerly known as Hotshot1984 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The leeches would be scary for me. I am not terrified of leeches, though they creep me out, but to use one as a medical device, no thank you. The only time, up to date anyway, of where leeches were on me was when I was a small child and I was covered in leeches after getting out the water. I do not remember it, but my mother certainly does. It was so upsetting for her.

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    JRMadDog Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Medicinal maggots were also approved by the FDA in 2004 — those fly larvae that are least invasive on live hosts have been used therapeutically, to remove dead tissue from wounds, and promote healing.

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