Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Tog

    Tog said, almost 4 years ago

    They were called space hoppers here and great fun they were too.

  2. RipleyKGarfield

    RipleyKGarfield GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Message in a bottle…Fan mail from some flounder?!?

  3. Grim Reaper

    Grim Reaper said, almost 4 years ago

    The message said one extra pint please

  4. Ralph Shibler

    Ralph Shibler said, almost 4 years ago

    We called them Hippity Hops here

  5. Blee Boow

    Blee Boow said, almost 4 years ago

    so in other words, you earthlings are building your planet a baseball bat? might come in handy for meteors & asteroids!

  6. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Blee Boow

    just wonderin do you guys crack your knuckles like us humans?

  7. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Just as long as it doesn’t get stuck between the 3,478th and 3,479th floor.

    And the Muzak is playing ABBA.

  8. Datook

    Datook said, almost 4 years ago

    In 1784 Chunosuke Matsuyama sent a message detailing his and 43 shipmates’ shipwrecking in a bottle that washed ashore and was found by a Japanese seaweed collector in 1935, in the village of Hiraturemura, the birthplace of Chunosuke Matsuyama.

  9. Chuck Wharton

    Chuck Wharton said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m a bit concerned about that space elevator that, you get a little too much weight in there, the elevator cab will stay in place and pull the space station down to earth!

  10. goalgo

    goalgo said, almost 4 years ago

    is that the correct scale? the cable would have to be 40 000 miles long.

  11. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, almost 4 years ago

    They would put the ‘space’ end in geostationary orbit at the equator, I believe the length of the carbon nanotubes would be about 60,000 miles, and it would be flexible enough to withstand wind (rotational speed is irrelevant since it will be in geostationary orbit.) Been a while since I read about it, but it sound promising though.

  12. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, almost 4 years ago

    No thanks. I’ll take the stairs.

  13. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, almost 4 years ago

    It was bottled up for a long time.

  14. tadchem

    tadchem said, almost 4 years ago

    The orbiting platform may be weightless, but the rest of the cable is held in place by tension. What material can be 22,300 miles long and still withstand it’s own weight, PLUS the weight of whatever would be riding it? That much steel wire .090 inches diameter would weight 2,500,000 pounds!

  15. barefoottech

    barefoottech said, almost 4 years ago

    Ever heard of real SCIENTIFIC Knowledge?
    WTF does the solar wind have to do with it?

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