Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    “Little Phil” had such a weird-shaped head that he couldn’t wear a regular hat.

  2. jhughey

    jhughey said, about 2 years ago

    Sheridan advanced through the ranks because Union officers had a short lifespan with Confederate encounters.

  3. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 2 years ago

    @Wilmette, Illinois

    Washington DC. Thought everyone knew that…

    :-)

  4. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 2 years ago

    Used to be a city in California called “Dead Broke.”

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    In the US Civil War I many a soldier flashed and rocketed through the ranks. Some of them had Brevet in front of their rank showing how fast they attained it through simple attrition, not through earning it directly

  6. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    @Kali39

    Now it’s just the whole state. And they have some tax increase measures on the ballot. While planning to spend billions on a bullet train we can’t afford.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I saw something on History yesterday which talked about a brigadier general in the Civil War who wasn’t even old enough (back then) to vote or drink. He was 20 when he got the star on his shoulder. Back then, you had to be 21 to vote.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So what? George Custer, fresh out of West Point, went from 2nd lieutenant to brigadier general overnight because of a paperwork mistake. His rank was reduced to lieutenant colonel after the war, while the other battlefield wonders kept theirs.

  9. Tom

    Tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My parakeet would say, “pretty bird.”

  10. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @Wilmette, Illinois

    Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York.

  11. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Brevet ranks were awarded in the 19th Century to officers for conspicuous and/or meritorious conduct in lieu of medals, which the USA did not have, except for the Medal of Honor, implemented in 1862. The medal system we now have was adopted in the 20th Century. Awarding of brevets became overused and often threw the chain of command into tailspins, since, say, a major with a brevet rank of brigadier general could claim command of a force over a superior with the permanent rank of colonel.

  12. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    That was Galusha Pennypacker, who had an excellent record in the Civil War, winning his general’s star during the second attack on Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, NC, where he was severely wounded.

  13. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Tom

    Tom said, about 2 hours ago

    “My parakeet would say, “pretty bird.”
    ……………………………………

    My parakeet says “Birds can’t talk !”

  14. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, about 2 years ago

    @goweeder,
    Is your parakeet “the exception that proves the rule”?

  15. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Battlefield promotions. He was the highest ranking person there to be able to receive the promo.

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