Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for February 18, 2023

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    jasonsnakelover  over 1 year ago

    Janna Arvis

    So that way burglars couldn’t get away squeaky clean, but how could that alert the Japanese po po so they could get there and arrest them?

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

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    I publish some horror haiku every Spring. It’s usually for Demented Mother’s Day, but this year, it will be for Fiendish Father’s Day!

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Hallmark loves Anna Jarvis

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    Little Shih-tzu doggies used to guard Buddhist temples in the Far East, yapping to warn of intruders. I’ll take a cute doggie over a squeaky floor.

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    i_am_the_jam  over 1 year ago

    And there are feminists who are trying to abolish Father’s Day… :P :P :P

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    Zykoic  over 1 year ago

    We treasured those discarded typewriter ribbons.

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    juicebruce  over 1 year ago

    Must admit tis a lot harder to hack a typewriter ;-) Don’t forget the hand delivery of the message .

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    Guy from southern Indiana  over 1 year ago

    I remember when “Grandparents Day” was invented, by the greeting card industrial complex, I assume. I’m surprised they haven’t come up with “Uncles Day”, “Aunts Day”, “First Cousins Day”, “Second Cousin Thrice Removed Day”.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    Well we did want to branch off into burglary during our Japanese tour, but not all of our members got the hang of floating over those noisy floors. ~ Gram Parsons

    Take care, may Russian speed typist Miroslava “Good Russian Woman Ignore Blister And Bleeding For State Plus Not Have Accidental Fall Out High Up Window” Krushchovorda be with you, and gesundheit.

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    BearsDown Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Nightingale Floors.

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    pbr50138  over 1 year ago

    What “holiday” isn’t too commercialized?

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    LAFITZGERALD  over 1 year ago

    Such an interesting revelation about the founder of Mother’s Day – wow!!

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Now the Kremlin reverts back to the USSR days – deny everything, no matter what the proof

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    jmolay161  over 1 year ago

    Alcoons just had a joke here, funny and not sexual. That’s gone! Now maybe he’s ridden off into the sunset like the others. Hi-yo Silver!

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    6turtle9  over 1 year ago

    Here is a little bit about the origin of Mothers Day:

    https://www.almanac.com/content/history-mothers-day

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    haasmeister  over 1 year ago

    I know a good many of my second cousins and at least several second cousins once removed. Had a family reunion where I had a big tree posted on the wall once, and one fellow learned from that that he is related to his mother-in-law; yep you can even run into long lost fourth cousins!

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 1 year ago

    You can’t get rid of ANYTHING for being too commercialized.

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    gopher gofer  over 1 year ago

    i knew there had to be a reason why our floors squeak…

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    h.v.greenman  over 1 year ago

    Odd thing about the typewriters, Russia has gone “low tech” before too.

    In heyday of the “Space Race” US astronauts had problems with pens cloging because a standard ballpoint pen requires gravity for the ink to flow, so NASA spent millions to solve the issue by developing a pressurized ink cartridge pen that could write at any angle and on any surface (anyone remember the Fischer “space pen”?)

    The Russian cosmonauts were faced with same problem, and simply switched to mechanical grease-lead pencils

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    despain_  over 1 year ago

    From listening devices installed by the CIA in Russian government offices and military installations, the NSA is able to transcribe the recordings of keystroke clicks on secret typewritten documents.

    Just last week they discovered that Putin wears skirts below the table during teleconferences…. awaiting further intelligence on the fashion label.

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    catonmyshoulders  over 1 year ago

    https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/05/09/fraternal-order-eagles-created-mothers-day/84131848/

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    garethkb415 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Western newspapers stop confusing the Kremlin and St. Basil’s challenge (impossible)

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