Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for June 01, 2022

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    David_the_CAD  8 months ago

    Way to go Iceland, that is more books per month than many people read per year. Then again, what is there to do in Iceland?

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  8 months ago

    Old folks

    I asked my 91-year-old father, “Dad, what were your good old days?”

    His thoughtful reply: “When I wasn’t good, and I wasn’t old.”

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    charliefarmrhere  8 months ago

    I believe at the top of the Eiffel Tower is a private office, that during WWII was used as an Allied spy station when the Germans controlled the city.

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    therese_callahan2002  8 months ago

    One of my ex-coworkers didn’t retire until he was 90. The angels arrived shortly thereafter. RIP.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 8 months ago

    In a few more years, Walter will qualify for a pension.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  8 months ago

    And the average teenage Icelander pretends to read 2.3 books per month.

    Take care, may seasoned tower climber Pierre “The Other Thousand Or So Steps Are To The Third Ending” Talosord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    julianhoward  8 months ago

    Since we’re talking about fathers, here are some quotes from my narcissistic old man, just from the last year: “If I had my life to live over again, I wouldn’t have had children”. “I’ve led a good life. It wasn’t the life I wanted, but it was a good life”. “No matter how much you love your children, there are always aspects of their personality that disappoint you”.

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    198.23.5.11  8 months ago

    It takes a long time for the pages to defrost.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  8 months ago

    So many questions. Do you get to the top of the Eiffel Tower in those 674 steps? If so, how tall are those steps? Are they scattered among the others, or evenly spaced? Are those steps at the top, in the middle, or at the bottom?

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    JoshHere  8 months ago

    Brusque, Brazil:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Brusque1.jpg

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    dv1093  8 months ago

    My mom and I walked UP those stupid Eiffel Tower steps to the first level because we didn’t speak French, and she was too “afraid” to try to buy elevator tickets from the guy – she thought she would come off as stupid. It seemed to me to take about 2 hours to hike up those steps.

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    crankybadger  8 months ago

    And the average American reads 2.3 books per lifetime, so it averages out.

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    Caldonia  8 months ago

    I was like the Icelanders, then the damn internet came along.

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    Caeruleancentaur  8 months ago

    I’d like to know how many books per month the average American reads, but I think the number would be embarrassing.

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 8 months ago

    Maybe they aren’t reading 2.3 books per month. Maybe they are reading the same Kama sutra book 2.3 times per month.

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