Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    I dated Stephanie once, just once.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    White house wasn’t finished … must have been government contractors.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    The Freemasons! ;-)

  4. Tom

    Tom said, over 3 years ago

    Adams was elected in 1796, and defeated for reelection in 1800 by Thomas Jefferson.

  5. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago


    If you know what I know about “Freemasons” you won’t be making light of them.

  6. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    What’s so unbelievable about hanging by your teeth? (CircusCircus is not a real circus.) I was with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey for a few years as a trapeze performer. I guarantee you that every girl on the show could hang by her teeth. No big deal.

  7. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 3 years ago

    And how do they know this about the fish? Does he carry ID?

  8. The Mom

    The Mom said, over 3 years ago

    From the History Channel: "

    On November 1, 1800, President John Adams, in the last year of his only term as president, moved into the newly constructed President’s House, the original name for what is known today as the White House.

    Adams had been living in temporary digs at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel near the half-finished Capitol building since June 1800, when the federal government was moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington, D.C. In his biography of Adams, historian David McCullough recorded that when Adams first arrived in Washington, he wrote to his wife Abigail, at their home in Quincy, Massachusetts, that he was pleased with the new site for the federal government and had explored the soon-to-be President’s House with satisfaction.

    Although workmen had rushed to finish plastering and painting walls before Adams returned to D.C. from a visit to Quincy in late October, construction remained unfinished when Adams rolled up in his carriage on November 1. However, the Adams’ furniture from their Philadelphia home was in place and a portrait of George Washington was already hanging in one room. The next day, Adams sent a note to Abigail, who would arrive in Washington later that month, saying that he hoped “none but honest and wise men [shall] ever rule under this roof.”

    Although Adams was initially enthusiastic about the presidential mansion, he and Abigail soon found it to be cold and damp during the winter. Abigail, in a letter to a friend, wrote that the building was tolerable only so long as fires were lit in every room. She also noted that she had to hang their washing in an empty “audience room” (the current East Room).

    John and Abigail Adams lived in what she called “the great castle” for only five months. Shortly after they moved in, Thomas Jefferson defeated Adams in his bid for re-election. Abigail was happy to leave Washington and departed in February 1801 for Quincy. As Jefferson was being sworn in on March 4, 1801, John Adams was already on his way back to Massachusetts, where he and Abigail lived out the rest of their days at their family farm."

    Ripley’s, you should have checked Richard Gibson’s “facts” before using this one.

  9. Professor Lindenbrook

    Professor Lindenbrook said, over 3 years ago

    @The Mom

    Madame, I’m sure long-time submitter Richard Gibson appreciates your vast knowledge of history BUT the fact does not say that he NEVER lived in the White House at all during his term. It states that when he first took office the White House was not yet finished and he had to stay in a hotel. What’s your problem ???

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    The cartoon still says he became president in 1800. That much is wrong.

  11. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    Also, wasn’t Harry Truman moved out when remodelling was done to the White House?

  12. Richard Gibson

    Richard Gibson GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I rechecked the material that I sent to Ripley’s. It was correct. Ripley’s just worded the facts incorrectly.

  13. Ragarm350

    Ragarm350 said, over 3 years ago


    Does that mean they don’t charge for their masonry work?

  14. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 3 years ago

    I knew that about John Adams history was my best subject I made an A+ in US History

  15. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 3 years ago

    @The Mom

    I thought Abigail Adams called the White House “a castle of a house” that what it said in my history book

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