Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for May 30, 2024

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    jasonsnakelover  about 2 months ago

    Kulian Juczma One time there were 129 ollies.

    Demma Arwin One time there were three games of backgammon.

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

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    Leroy  about 2 months ago

    He was working on his second book: Survival of the Luckiest.

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    meowlin  about 2 months ago

    Did he play them consecutively or concurrently?

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    While Darwin was on the Beagle, they played on their smart phones.

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    SWCarter  about 2 months ago

    Darwin kept a record of the backgammon games. When Emma died, he was ahead 2,795 to 2,490. I looked it up because I was curious if he only played because he won, but the two of them were pretty even.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member about 2 months ago

    What’s an ollie?

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    James Wolfenstein  about 2 months ago

    “I heard shaking from your bedroom” “I play backgammon with my wife” “Twice a day??” “Yes. Why?” “Nothing… it’s that I just saw your wife at the market…” And that’s how myth starts.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Every evening Charles thought to himself “Dang! I wish we had a TV.”

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    chaosed2  about 2 months ago

    When they did that survey all the Dark Souls players were still too busy smashing their controllers to respond.

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    SquidGamerGal  about 2 months ago

    No kidding, especially with the dreaded Spiny Shell aiming straight for your tailpipe!

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    ladykat  about 2 months ago

    Good for Mr. Darwin.

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    chroniclecmx  about 2 months ago

    Back to Back Backgammon?

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    mindjob  about 2 months ago

    If I never left England again after the one trip I made, I’d be drinking every night

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    JustPlainBob  about 2 months ago

    128 ollies believe it or not. I don’t know whether to believe it or not. 128, wow! Ollies, wow! Should I pretend to know what an ollie is because I really have no idea. Maybe Stan knows.

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    Gina Carson  about 2 months ago

    Strange that the Darwins never evolved into playing a different game. Given enough time they probably would have, I suppose.

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Mario Kart might be the most stressful video game but it pales in comparison to some of the commuting I had to do when driving to the Norfolk Naval Base. They had gates allowing two lanes of traffic. Every car had to stop to show ID’s. By the time I got to the ship, I felt like I had worked a full eight hours. I aged rapidly then.

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 2 months ago

    “Mario Kart” refers to a whole series; there’s no one game with that exact title.

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    FassEddie  about 2 months ago

    Wooo! Those Darwins! Living the high life! Do you suppose they made the game – more exciting – with some – side wagers?

    Winner takes all – nudge nudge?

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    Cathy P.  about 2 months ago

    It’s a factory buyout chain of stores, very low prices.

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