Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 08, 2023

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    pearlsbs  4 months ago

    That’s using your head.

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    jasonsnakelover  4 months ago

    Next time tell the guy not to touch the freezer.

    One time there were three species.

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

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    A Common 'tator  4 months ago

    If it’s essential that a computer or simple lap-top should not be turned off… it’s usually hard-wired into the site’s electricity system… or a simple and inexpensive plug-lock…

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    PaulAbbott2  4 months ago

    I ran a cleaning company for 30 years. One of my people at a hospital kicked a circuit breaker with a floor buffer. The circuit ran a refrigeration unit with much of the facilities blood supply, which promptly went south. Egad, what a mess that was. Luckily, they were able to get extra blood from the Red Cross to cover the morning surgeries

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    HarryLime Premium Member 4 months ago

    If something can go wrong … it will go wrong!

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    markhughw  4 months ago

    First, I have to think that decades of scientific work is worth much more than one million, and second, you would think that scientist at RenTech would have designed a system for their work to be in a place that could not be shut off by a simple switch, and third, there would be a temporary backup power generation in case power was lost in a blackout. But noooooooo.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Bad janitor.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The Japanese harvesting sea slugs should throw back the heads and just eat the bodies. A very easy way to maintain the sea slug population.

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    oish  4 months ago

    I think I remember the ancient frozen mind controlling round worms from an X-Files episode – they like to swim in peoples eyeballs

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    Real Braniacs at Polytech- no backup generator/emergency system?

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    dv  4 months ago

    I think I read the janitor turned it off because he was annoyed by the beeping

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    The Duke  4 months ago

    The janitor unplugged the freezer so he could plug in the vacuum and forgot to plug the freezer back in after he finished cleaning.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    That’s one of the worst days in history, along with writing faulty computer code that caused a shuttle to explode on launch

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    Jogger2  4 months ago

    I read about the janitor shutting off the freezer. IIRC, the freezer was for ultra-cold storage of cells or tissue, and was sounding an alarm that the temperature was close to the maximum. The janitor didn’t like the sound, so turned the freezer off. The institute is suing the company the janitor worked for.

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    Scott S  4 months ago

    In an episode of 1000 Ways To Die they depicted a woman in a hyperbaric chamber being treated for decompression sickness, aka “the bends.” A janitor inadvertently opened it, causing the pressure to drop suddenly & the woman to explode.

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    ekke  4 months ago

    By 2028, it is projected that 98% of the earth’s bio-mass will be two species of revived roundworms.

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    jpozenel  4 months ago

    Anyone else thinking of Ted Williams?

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    meowlin  4 months ago

    Isn’t that how Copenhagen got Reptilicus?

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    pbr50138  4 months ago

    I wonder if the janitor lost his job?

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