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

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    meowlin  7 months ago

    Bloody good job, Josephine!

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    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    I’m pretty sure I’ll be safe because zombies aren’t real. Reanimating the dead would be wishful thinking for me because I don’t have a mom anymore.

    One time I was 81 years old. One time there were 204 units.

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

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    ekke  7 months ago

    But, but, isn’t that mall (and every other one) ALREADY full of zombies?

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    ekke  7 months ago

    Wow, I would never have suspected that 203 units would amount to only a pint! Color me less than amazed. (This from a 10-gallon donor!)

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    mbakerbr549  7 months ago

    Many here know Charlie Fogwhistle. Today is his Birthday. I encourage you to join me in wishing him a Very Happy Birthday!

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    pearlsbs  7 months ago

    Josephine averages about 3.5 units per year. I have been donating blood regularly for about the last 20 years. I was donating about 4 or 5 times per year. I had to cut back because my doctor told me I was donating too much and it was adversely affecting by blood tests. Now I donate 2 or 3 times per year. I don’t think I will live long enough to get anywhere close to Josephine.

    One odd thing I don’t like is that the blood bank calls me about once per week even if I have recently donated.

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    rippatrick  7 months ago

    Actually 203 pints is equivalent to over 25 gallons

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  7 months ago

    They all sound like they’re snoring as they plod along. Isn’t that cute? ~ Shirley Dimple, Walking Dead binge watcher and Good Ship Lollipop singer

    May the chord be with you as it is with me. And gesundheit.

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    Guy from southern Indiana  7 months ago

    Poor Carrie. A tragic character, at least in the movie… I never read the book. In the movie, she had an abusive mother and bullied by several classmates.

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    markhughw  7 months ago

    Now that the Zombies know most people are going to the Millcreek Mall, the odds have changed, thank you very much.

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    bookworm0812  7 months ago

    I’ve been to that mall! It’s only a couple hours away from me. And it’s a great place to shelter from zombies. It has all the essentials! Food court, clothing stores, WiFi and Starbucks!

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    e.groves  7 months ago

    I’ve donated blood twice and passed out both times due to low blood pressure.

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    dv1093  7 months ago

    Actually, over a 60 year period of time, 200 units of blood doesn’t sound like all that much to me.

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    FassEddie  7 months ago

    I ain’t driving to Erie. I don’t care what kind of high ground that dump has.

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    Grover Premium Member 7 months ago

    More than 30 gallons of blood

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    oish  7 months ago

    Must have lots of sporting goods, farm equipment, guns and ammo, medieval arms and weaponry, and lots of frozen and freeze dried foods/MRE’s

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    mindjob  7 months ago

    The great think about the potential Zombie Apocalypse is that it won’t be a surprise; most of us have already been to San Francisco

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    If a zombie apocalypse occurs, I’m moving to northern Alaska and wait for the the first hard freeze. Those creatures are just oozing fluids and they’d freeze solid in a matter of hours.

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    LaurelAnnHardy  7 months ago

    You always give 100%, except when donating blood.

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    Christopher Peckham Premium Member 7 months ago

    they should have stated the actual amount in pints or gallons

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    Solstice*1947  7 months ago

    I donated blood regularly when I was working and had gotten into the Ten Gallon club by the time I retired. At that point, (with more free time available and having the preferred A+ blood type), I switched to donating platelets as often as I could. Their strict safety regulations required me to pause for just over a year after having visited an area of the world on their “no-no” list. Eventually, after being turned away for a couple of years because of receiving gamma globulin infusions for neuropathy, and then reaching the age of 75, I was no longer allowed to donate at all. I understand their need to be extra careful, but I miss the opportunity to help save lives and the feeling of accomplishment it brought me. I urge everyone who is able to donate to do so.

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    Buckeye67  7 months ago

    Since there is no indication regarding who or what group authored the Zombie Outbreak report, I am reluctant to accept it’s conclusion.

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    Stephen Gilberg  7 months ago

    Incidentally, I’m donating tomorrow morning. Hopefully platelets, but if they take forever to get started again, I’ll switch to whole blood.

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    glh0001  7 months ago

    Its the time of the season to tell her no because she’s not there.

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    glh0001  7 months ago

    Is it possible that she was donating half liters instead of the English rough equivalent pints?

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    wconer  7 months ago

    10 Gallon Plus donor here…

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    JanBic Premium Member 7 months ago

    I quit at 8 gallons to switch to apherisis donations. This is done by pumping blood from one arm, removing platelets or plasma and pumping the rest back through the other arm. I have done this 50 times.

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    namelocdet  7 months ago

    That can’t be right. 203 units equals 1 pint of blood? According to the American Red Cross, I have donated 44 units, and I’m over 6 gallons total donated.

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    comicaluser  6 months ago

    Another reason why is Erie is so great. There is next-to-nothing in terms of danger! Go a little north you have elks and moose (an are far more dangerous than most know!). You go a little south and you have rattlesnakes. You go a little west, south or north you have black bears. There are no poisonous snakes or spiders. The waterways are fairly tame. Erie has coyote, racoons and mother deer who will aggressively defend their fawn. Other than that, it is laid back in terms of danger. You would have really have to love snow, though. Erie gets some of the most snow in the entirety of North America!

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