Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 04, 2022

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    jmolay161  6 months ago

    Ringo should have sung Sea Lion’s Garden!

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    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  6 months ago

    And when the shark comes the sea lion’s life will be a drummer-drama

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    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  6 months ago

    What did the sea lion say to us when he found out that he was the second one with that certain skill?

    Beat me to it!”

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    Paul Gundlach Premium Member 6 months ago

    Very cool how the artist signed the drum head in a manner similar to the way a band’s name might appear.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    Good thing they didn’t ask him how to play a B7b5#11b13, because they would have been out of luck

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    therese_callahan2002  6 months ago

    And what about “Where is Thumbkin?” and the closing theme of Camp Candy having the same melody as “Frere Jacques?”

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    James Wolfenstein  6 months ago

    multi-bus? two? How big is Liverpool? 2 Km wide? I’m trying to understand what’s the part so difficult to believe… or not… that they were able to find a spot in Liverpool so far away and with a route so complicated that you couldn’t go walking and required more than one bus to get there? I took a multi-bus ride once just to watch a movie. One bus to go, one bus to return! :D

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    waknoch  6 months ago

    This myth has been perpetuated far too long. Baa, baa black sheep is similar but ultimately a different melody than the other two. Music teacher of 28 years here.

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    A Common 'tator  6 months ago

    Going to the Prom.

    So there’s this shy high school student who has never asked a girl to a dance.

    He musters up the courage to ask one of his friends.

    She says yes. Now he has to prepare for the dance.

    The next day, he goes to buy his tickets, and there is a huge line. So he waits, and waits, and finally gets the tickets.

    The following day, he goes with his date to get a dress.

    When they get to the store, there is a huge line going out the door. So they wait, and wait.

    Finally, they get to the front and buy a dress.

    After this, they go to men’s outfitters to get him a suit for the dance, and there is a huge line going out the door. So they wait, and wait, and wait. Finally they get in and buy a nice suit.

    The next day, he remembers that he needs to order a corsage.

    So he goes to the local store and there is a huge line.

    So he waits, and waits until he gets his order in.

    Now it’s the day before prom and he wakes up and realizes that he forgot to order a limo.

    When he gets to the limo-rental office, he sees the line stretching out the door and around the corner. He waits, and waits, until finally he is lucky enough to get the very last limo.

    Now it’s the night of the dance and when they get to the prom, the school is doing mandatory drug testing, so there is a huge line getting into the prom. So they wait, and wait.

    Finally, they get to the front and both pass their drug tests.

    The dance is going pretty good for about a half an hour, until he really, really has to go to the loo.

    So he takes off to go and sees this huge line going out of the loo. He waits, and waits until he can go.

    When he comes out of the loo, he notices that a crowd has formed around his date.

    She has just passed out. Someone says to him,

    “Hey, you’re her date; go get her some punch.”

    So he goes over to the punch table and thank goodness…

    there is no punch line…

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    OldsVistaCruiser  6 months ago

    A pair of jingles that share the same melody are Red Robin and Green Giant!

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    A Common 'tator  6 months ago

    I bet you that no matter what first name you give me, I can find a song that includes that name in it…

    ♫♪ Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday dear… ♫♪

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  6 months ago

    And the rap “artists” do chill with all that multi-carat ice and gold they carry around. PT Barnum beckons.

    Take care, may nursery rhyme ear worm Guglom “Rock-A-Bye Twinkle Twinkle Went Up The Hill To Fetch A Little Teapot Short And Stout” Florpord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    Mother Superior  6 months ago

    The Jeopardy theme tune always reminds me of “I’m a little teapot short and stout”.

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    A Common 'tator  6 months ago

    Which national anthem is the first few bars of “All You Need Is Love”?

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    Chalres  6 months ago

    And “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” uses the melody of “God Save the King/Queen”.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  6 months ago

    Music requires musicians, so here’s a name everyone has heard. Mick Jagger.

    Mick Jagger was awarded for his lifetime achievement in the music industry for over 55 years.

    He didn’t have a date to the ceremony so Kate Moss, who was a huge fan of Mick, volunteered to be with him for the night. It was decided that he’ll pick her up from her hotel. On the evening of the ceremony Mick didn’t pick her up and went straight to the ceremony alone.

    Apparently a rolling stone gathers no moss.

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    PaulAbbott2  6 months ago

    B7 is pretty much a Day One chord. But Paul and George couldn’t look it up on Google. There was a book store near me that had a huge, overpriced book with every guitar chord invented. I used to go there and write the chords on the back of my hand.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  6 months ago

    Musician’s Joke: The guitarist of a band walks into their rehearsal room and sees the bassist and the drummer having an argument.

    Guitarist: “Why are you arguing?”

    Bassist: “The drummer detuned one of my strings.”

    Guitarist: “So what’s the problem?”

    Bassist: “He won’t tell me which one!”

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  6 months ago

    I’m learning how to play the neurotic guitar.

    It’s a lot like an acoustic guitar but it’s a little more high strung.

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    tdl3366  6 months ago

    I heard somewhere that Emily Dickinson’s poems can be sung to the tune of “I’ve been working on the railroad”.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  6 months ago

    Time for me to be done with the music jokes.

    How do you get a guitar player to stop playing?

    Put a piece of sheet music in front of him.

    Until next time.

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    gobbledygook  6 months ago

    Okay, that McCartney/Harrison story is pretty lame. “OMG, they had to transfer buses to get from one side of town to the other!” Also that is the worst likeness of the two Beatles ever, up your game Ripley’s BION!

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’ve seen videos of birds, usually talking ones (such as parrots) that seem to be able to keep the beat to music.

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    Jaime Jean M  6 months ago

    The “Twinkle…” melody is a French song by the name of “Ah, vous dirais-je maman!” going back to the 18th century. Mozart used it for a set of piano variations – popular with piano students – and Ernst von Dohnányi wrote his “Variations on a Nursery Tune” for piano and orchestra on the same theme. It also makes an appearence – in a somewhat altered fashion – in Haydn’s Symphony N° 94 nicknamed “Suprise”.

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    sonnygreen  6 months ago

    I must have finally gotten too old to be hip. Everything seems to boils down to SEX. i guess it’s the turn of the youngun’s. Have fun guys/girls, be careful out there. Kids are counting on you for their future; mentally as well as physically. Find a mentor, trust ‘em, You don’t know whether your getting good advice unless you follow it.

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    yeah but the sea lions never made it to number 1 on billboard

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    paranormal  6 months ago

    Try listening the the CD TIME WARP and you’ll get the chills!!! Just don’t have it too loud or you’ll blow your speakers…

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    dv1093  6 months ago

    I know George Harrison and Paul McCartney. Who are those guys?

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    mike.aguailar  6 months ago

    What about Parrots?

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    moondog42 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Paul McCartney credits his musician father with teaching him how to play (and sing) harmonies, so I’m guessing “B7 chord” was code for something totally unrelated to the playing of music

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    rbullfogg  6 months ago

    My dog Dobby does a pretty good job of keeping a beat going with her tail! Keeps it up for 3-4 minutes. She’s a hoot!

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    Buckeye67  6 months ago

    Here is Paul’s story about the “B7 chord”

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    jmcenanly  6 months ago

    That common children’s melody was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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    zippykatz  6 months ago

    I noticed that “Help Me Make it Through the Night” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” share a melody. Also, the tune to “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” comes from a Chopin tune. This is beautiful.

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    Birdman47  6 months ago
    Decklan took a shortcut through a lane when he left the pub to go home. Two louts jumped him and were going to rob him.Decklan fought back strongly but they eventually beat him and went through his pockets. They only found 58 pense.“You must be stupid”, said one of the louts. “You fought that hard and took a good hiding for a lousy 58 pense”.“Oh! If I knew that was all ye wanted, I would have give it to ya.”, Decklan replied. “I thought ye was afta the 150 quid I got stashed in me boot”. Birdman, out.
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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 6 months ago

    The melody for the Israeli national anthem Hatikva sounds a lot like Smetena’s ‘Ma Vlast’ (My Place).

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    azardoz  6 months ago

    RBION is out of date:

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    oish  6 months ago

    I realized that the Motley Crue song “Too young to fall in love” is the same as baby shark…

    I’m too young

    (Too young to fall in love) oh, I’m too young

    (Too young to fall in love) too young to fall in love

    Baby Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo

    Mommy Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo

    Daddy Shark, doo-doo, doo-doo

    Baby Shark

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    “Twinkle Twinkle,Little Star” originated in a Mozart composition.Alas,I forget the name

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