Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for February 29, 2024

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    jasonsnakelover  4 months ago

    One time I was 13 feet tall.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Barack Obama had only a half-sister and only lived with her for three years.

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    eromlig  4 months ago

    My parents provided a sandbox with real quicksand. I was an only child…eventually.

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    therese_callahan2002  4 months ago

    But only one President, James Buchanan, never had a First Lady.

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    Pickled Pete  4 months ago
    What important historical fact can one learn from Mount Rushmore?

    The best American Presidents were stoned

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    There were talks about adding Trumps’ head to Mount Rushmore.

    But they couldn’t find rock that was thick enough.

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    hfergus Premium Member 4 months ago

    But all of the Apollo astronauts were either only children or first born.

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    artegal  4 months ago

    And RBION spills the beans on the “secret.”

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    John Wiley Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Benchmark A in Washington, D.C. is miniature replica of the Washington Monument. Installed in the late 1800s, this benchmark was used during the construction of the Monument and in subsequent surveys performed by the National Geodetic Survey. Upon completion of the monument grounds, Benchmark A was buried in a brick-lined pit and concealed by a manhole cover. In 2019, the “mini monument” was unveiled to the public for a brief time before being covered back up again." – Wikipedia

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    DawnQuinn1  4 months ago

    What is so unbelievable about Mount Rushmore? Everyone knows that fact. What most do not know is that on the carving, Lincoln does not have a left ear.

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    zerotvus  4 months ago

    All of the stone is laying at the foot of the mountain.

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    dv1093  4 months ago

    Gotta ask: what’s the purpose of the Washington Monument model?

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    Is The Washington Monument open again?It was shut for a long time due to presumed earthquake damage/

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter wished they WERE only childs.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    The Washington Monument was capped with aluminum which at the time was very expensive to process before Bessemer came along, I guess.

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    Will the Spudnut Be Unspoken?  4 months ago

    Believe It Or Not…

    Alphabet blocks, when paired with a replica microphone and stand, are a common metaphor for being an only child in some parts of the world… somewhere or other…. maybe.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  4 months ago

    Not much of a secret is it? “The first rule of secrets is never reveal the secret exists; don’t even hint.”

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    LAFITZGERALD  4 months ago

    Wowee – such unusual White House historical facts!!

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    jsimpso1  4 months ago

    Didn’t know about that replica. It’s a survey control point

    WWW.atlasobscura.COM/places/washington-mini-monument

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    Jogger2  4 months ago

    The capacity of the Paul R. Tregurtha is 68,000 tons*. So, the rock removed from Mount Rushmore could fill it 6.6 times.

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    Stephen Gilberg  4 months ago

    First I mistook young Reagan there for a ventriloquist dummy.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    I admit to being impressed with the precision of the dynamite blasts. Think how easy it could have been to scr*w things up

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    bookworm0812  4 months ago

    Ummm m….. apparently it’s NOT a secret, Ripley. YOU know about it and now so does everyone who reads this.

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    olds_cool63  4 months ago

    Looking forward to the Crazy Horse Memorial in The Black Hills to be completed!

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    Grover Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s in case of a enemy attack.

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    L Dash  3 months ago

    Can anyone tell me why there is a hidden 12 foot replica hidden in a manhole?

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    JoVoGo  3 months ago

    How about you be fair for once

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