Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 08, 2022

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    Too bad chocolate can’t be used to help diabetes.

    So fishermen can see through that fish.

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

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  6 months ago

    I was getting tired waiting for gocomics to open up the Thursday page, and started looking for jokes about many of us. Topic? Age.

    The psychologist said that children at a certain mental age believe that everybody knows what they’re thinking. He used a doll to prove his point.

    He placed a crayon box filled with candles on the table in front of the child. He then asked the child what was in the box. Of course the child answered crayons.

    Then the psychologist opened the box to show the child that the box contained not crayons but candles, making the child very surprised.

    Then he closed the box and brought a doll up from under the table. He would ask the child what the doll thought was in the box and the child would say candles. That was supposed to prove that children at that maturity level don’t feel independent and think that whatever they know and whatever they think is known by everybody.

    I thought that my son was pretty mature at 2 or 3, I don’t remember his exact age now. I know he was of the age that the psychologist said children hadn’t matured enough to feel independent; they thought their thoughts were the thoughts of everyone.

    I proceeded with the same experiment. When I brought the doll up from under the table and asked my son what he thought the doll thought was in the box he said candles, just like the other child. I was surprised, but I did one thing the psychologist didn’t. I asked my son why he thought the doll would think there were candles in the crayon box.

    He said, “Because the doll was under the table and could hear everything we said.”

    Leading me to conclude that researchers often stop at answers they want or don’t ask enough questions.

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    monkeysky  6 months ago

    Woah, didn’t know that fact about chocolate. Apparently there’s an antiviral compound in it (and red wine) called resveratrol, but you need a whole lot of it to help. I kinda wish Castano drew a cartoon chocolate bar instead, but no one ever said that smallpox was nice to look at.

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    jmolay161  6 months ago

    Reading RBION today, I am reminded of Silver’s recent comment wondering if there were lice that peed out of both ends. A change today from the usual RBION gaseous factoids.

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    pearlsbs  6 months ago

    Apparently chocolate was also once used to treat cholera, tuberculosis, asthma and yellow fever.

    Here is a link if anyone cares to look at it:

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    I'm here for the cookies Premium Member 6 months ago

    I now know why I never got Smallpox. My addiction to chocolate

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    So chocolate is good for both smallpox and attacks from Dementors. Nice.

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    cripplious  6 months ago

    As a diabetic, Ill warn you not to eat a lot of sugar free candies. IT can play heck with the digestive system.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  6 months ago

    Oui oui, we must have your wee wee. ~ Doctor Pierre LePeese

    Take care, may unseen corpuscle detective Rouge “Mon Sang, Ma Peau, Mes Os, Pas Pour Tes Yeux” be with you, and gesundheit.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I guess the chocolate allowed the patient to die a little happier. Chocolate is my best treat.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Blood, penicillin, small pox – someone is on a medical kick today.

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    In STEAMBOAT BILL,there’s a famous scene where a wall falls on Buster Keaton but he’s unharmed becausethe only open window in the wall passes over him.

    That was an actual 2-ton wall and Keaton would have been killed if he’d moved a half-inch off his “mark”. Keaton was a “bug” on doing his own stunts—he began as a vaudeville acrobat

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    tremaine53  6 months ago

    Penicillin was rare? What? They’d never seen a rotten orange before?!?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 6 months ago

    Are any of those fish in any of the RBIOB Aquariums?

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    LAFITZGERALD  6 months ago

    That was an incredible fact on chocolate – wow!!

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    Stephen Gilberg  6 months ago

    “I said I needed a blood transplant, not…”

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    Petemejia77  6 months ago

    Not a good r.b.i.o.n to read while eating lunch!

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