Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Only 32 teams? Major league Human Cannonball had 64 teams.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The presence of polonium in tobacco smoke has been known since the early 1960s. Some of the world’s biggest tobacco firms researched ways to remove the substance—to no avail—over a 40-year period but never published the results.
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    Radioactive polonium-210 contained in phosphate fertilizers is absorbed by the roots of plants (such as tobacco) and stored in its tissues. Tobacco plants fertilized by rock phosphates contain polonium-210, which emits alpha radiation estimated to cause about 11,700 lung cancer deaths annually worldwide.

  3. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, almost 2 years ago

    Radish you say I shouldn’t smoke?
    Pipe tobacco is now being rolled into cigarettes. To save the users the the 5 dollars for a regular pack of smokes.
    Is pipe tobacco any less radioactive?

  4. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Didn’t they do a Movie back in the 50’s and a remake in the 90’s using Polonium as the Murder weapon?

  5. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Strangling can kill a person, too!

  6. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t ‘swamp soccer’ an oxymoron? Usually, they are very low-scoring games.

  7. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    Polonium poisoning isn’t as dramatic as the illustration in the panel. It’s causes a lingering case of radiation sickness that could last for weeks. Polonium 210 has a half-life of 138 days, so if you’re worried about your tobacco, just let it sit for a few years before you use it to let the polonium decay (it turns to lead 206 – isn’t that healthy?.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I got the information by looking up polonium on Wikileaks, there is a lot of info there. I don’t know about pipe tobacco but I recall hearing once the tobacco companies put a lot of fertilizer on tobacco that contained natural polonium. It shows up in some fish also.

  9. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @SeaFox10

    I was about to use it in an eating contest.

  10. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michyle Glen

    No, but the russians used it to kill a dissident reporter in the west.

  11. barefoottech

    barefoottech said, almost 2 years ago

    $5 for a PACK of cigarettes. BARGAIN
    Try $16 for a pack of 20 in Australia

  12. keith park

    keith park GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    missed by a factor of 1 million. One microgram is fatal!

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