Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    How big is a lion’s mane compared to a Portuguese man-of-war?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    I thought the flea was the strongest … 1500 times its own weight.
    I always thought that would be a good superhero … man/woman is bitten by a radioactive flea and gains the proportionate strength.

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 3 years ago

    Smoking is a health hazard even for the deceased.

  4. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 3 years ago

    Wonder if I can get some of those beetles to help me move?

  5. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    It took 3,486 Hercules beetles to hold my aunt and just one Lions Mane Jellyfish over the fire while I smoked both of them…those damn beetles aren’t that strong!

  6. Benjamin Scott

    Benjamin Scott said, over 3 years ago

    Just found this strip! I didn’t know GoComics ran it!

  7. cwreenactor

    cwreenactor GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    According to the National Geographic website, the tentacles of the Portuguese Man-of-War can reach 165 feet (50 metres).

  8. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Fleas are not really known for their strength, but for their jumping ability (according to various sources a flea jumping .59 meters would be the equivalent of a human jumping as high as a 100 story building. Have not seen the actual equation explaining this, but I am sure it is out there.). Ants, on the other hand, tend to be noted in terms of proportional strength to body size.

  9. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    So how much does the beetle weigh?

  10. Marvin3

    Marvin3 said, over 3 years ago

    So, that’s how “Holy Smokes” came to be.

  11. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 3 years ago

    @win

    Me too..only it was my mother-in-law to get
    her to the bathroom..nasty business..

  12. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    I just remember reading a reference that a flea could lift 1500 times its own weight. That was a while ago .. .maybe it’s been refuted.
    (%$#%^ there goes my superhero concept!)
    Hercules Beetle Man, anybody?

  13. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 3 years ago

    that was interesting about the lion’s mane jellyfish though before today I never heard of the lion’s mane jellyfish

  14. John Niegowski

    John Niegowski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    About a pycost

  15. gocomicsmember

    gocomicsmember said, over 3 years ago

    I was going to comment that any Sherlockian has heard of the Lion’s Mane, and then I read AmyGrantFan51774’s admission and hesitated about making my statement for fear of its being seen as directed at her/him. In fact, I know that true Sherlockians (that is, people who have read all the original Sherlock Holmes stories more than once) are not really all that common. I will leave the curious to look up for themselves what the connection is to the jellyfish.

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