Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for September 30, 2022

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    RLG Premium Member 8 months ago

    Isn’t Humpty Dumpty originally a riddle?

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    Templo S.U.D.  8 months ago

    From which Bakespeare Shilliam play introduced the name Jessica? The name in general sure has been popular for five centuries, hasn’t it?

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    monkeysky  8 months ago

    Orange carrots have existed way before the 1600s, but some stories say that they became the dominant strain starting in the Netherlands in honour of “William the Orange”, the leader of the uprising which led to Dutch independence from Spain.

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    A Common 'tator  8 months ago

    Check yesterday’s Cul de Sac for on-going argument about Humpty Dumpty…

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    jmolay161  8 months ago

    What made H D so breakable then, if all the King’s men couldn’t put him back together again? Maybe he fell from a great height and broke all his bones on old-fashioned cobblestone pavement.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  8 months ago

    Did you hear Humpty Dumpty’s egg business posted record profits in Q3?

    He had a great fall.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  8 months ago

    Dad joke to his daughter

    Daughter: How do they know Humpty Dumpty was an egg? They never mention that in the story.

    Dad: You wouldn’t understand sweety, it’s an inside yolk.

    Daughter: You crack me up Dad

    That’s enough.

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    cripplious  8 months ago

    I always thought it to be Henry 8th. Later in life he grew fat and couldnt ride ended up with gout and pressure sores

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  8 months ago

    I’ll bet Humpty was an early pr0n star, going by that name.

    Take care, may forgotten entertainer Scott “Well Yes They Were Purple But They Still Made Great Wigs” Thompsord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    MY DOG IS MY CO PILOT  8 months ago

    The name Lorna from the book Lorna DooneNovel by R. D. Blackmore was invented by R. D. Blackmore and J.M Barrie invented the name Wendy fro his book Peter Pan.

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    jasonsnakelover  8 months ago

    I had a pastor who’s granddaughter’s name is Jessica. The pastor is with Jesus now.

    May the Lord be with you as He is with me.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 8 months ago

    We added heirloom carrots to our garden and although they are purple, they taste better. Same for the tomatoes, purple is better tasting.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  8 months ago

    According to,

    “Jessica is a traditionally feminine name with Hebrew roots meaning “rich” or “God beholds” — it comes from the Hebrew “yiskah,” and variations include Iska, Jeska, Yessica, Jessika, Jess, Jessie and Jesse. Iscah was a daughter of Haran in the Bible’s Book of Genesis."

    However, reports more fully:

    “The first recorded instance of the name Jessica is in William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice,” where Jessica is the daughter of the Jewish moneylender Shylock. It is believed that Shakespeare created this name by anglicizing the spelling of the biblical name Iscah, which means “vision” or “sight” in Hebrew."

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    scarlett.pumpernickel Premium Member 8 months ago

    I hate to ask this, but….doesn’t the Dumpty remind you of an American gangster?

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    Does that mean eggplants used to be orange?

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    Jogger2  8 months ago

    The color of carrots was the subject of a clue on Jeopardy! quiz show. According to the clue, plant breeders made carrots orange to match the color of their political party.

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    heathcliff2  8 months ago

    The orange watermelons were the sweetest.

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    heathcliff2  8 months ago

    Humpty Dumpty did not have doctors who knew how to put him together again.

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member 8 months ago

    We have Lewis Carroll for putting the image of Humpty Dumpty as an egg in our heads. Perhaps, until then, everyone just knew it as a metaphor for the English sovereign.

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    Stephen Gilberg  8 months ago

    I’m disappointed that the colorist kept these carrots orange.

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    jasonsnakelover  8 months ago

    Shakespeare’s skull was stolen from the grave, and no one knows where it is today.

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    Of course Humpty is an egg! Don’t you read the other cartoons here?

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    ekke  8 months ago

    My wife still grows purple carrots in our garden. They taste like chi, ah, carrots.

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    namelocdet  8 months ago

    He’s never described as an egg, nor does it ever say that he died when he fell.

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    LC1  8 months ago

    It was a large cannon which fell from a fortress and was broken

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