Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Zyreenesque

    Zyreenesque said, over 3 years ago

    The size of Croatia? Nobody uses Croatias these days. That should be 3525133.33 football fields (get serious).

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    C’est étrange, Monsieur Croizon.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    How fast a human runs can really depend on what is chasing them … or whose husband!

  4. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    I’ld think the paper would cover a much larger aera than Croatis.

  5. Mike

    Mike said, over 3 years ago


    You’d be right, Gator. There’s an estimated 1 trillion pages on the internet but any given page may print anywhere from 1-100 (or more) sheets of paper. Croatia is about 600 billion square feet and a sheet of paper is a bit shy of a square foot so it’s probably more like 20 times the area of Croatia (if not even more than that.) They’re equating “1 page” as “1 sheet of paper” but if you’ve ever done much printing of webpages, you know how wrong that is.

  6. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, over 3 years ago


    Although, keep in mind, they never mentioned to what depth it would cover the country.

  7. Frogman_tg

    Frogman_tg said, over 3 years ago

    Actually West Virginia @ 24,229.76 sq. mi. would be a better comparision for us in the U.S.

  8. Don Brock

    Don Brock said, over 3 years ago


    It would also take every tree on earth to make that much paper.

  9. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 3 years ago

    “40 mph”? Another scientific prediction that is total nonsense.

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    Are they saying we just don’t have the mental capacity to move our legs that fast?
    I didn’t know that anyone could swim across the Bering Strait, much less a limbless man. Wow.

  11. Blee Boow

    Blee Boow said, over 3 years ago

    Ripley’s….YOU-SAYIN Bolt Ain’t That Fast!?

  12. gocomicsmember

    gocomicsmember said, over 3 years ago

    There are so many things wrong with the internet pages factoid. One is that there are too many variables. It is not enough to say “regular” paper (which is kind of meaningless, anyway), but type size is not even mentioned. The biggest thing wrong with it, however, is what Zyreenesque humorously referred to—very few of the millions of Ripley’s readers can even halfway identify what the “size of Croatia” is.

  13. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    What font size are we printing? Whats the pixellation on each image?

  14. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 3 years ago

    40 MPH? Shades of the Steve Austin “Six Million Dollar Man”

    Seems like the friction of his thighs would set his shorts on

    fire though..

  15. wjones

    wjones said, over 3 years ago

    I was on a moving sidewalk in a airport. get that walk going38 mph and I will show how to run 40mph.

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