Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Zyreenesque

    Zyreenesque said, over 1 year ago

    Alexander the Great had armor made from linin

  2. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    and chain mail for bath tissue. meanest army east of the pecos!

  3. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    The other 40% must not be lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy or vegetarian/vegan. And the 11th-century Chinese soldiers got their armor and themselves turned into shreds. Good luck on breaking Mr. Snead’s record, Mr. Woods.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @440RoadRunner

    Woods is halfway there at age 37. He has won in the 1990s, the 2000s and 2010s.
    He will be 64 in 2040, and, if he lives that long in good health, it’s possible that he may even win something in the beginning of the 2050s to add a seventh decade!

  5. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, lactose intolerant. I’ve heard of it. I’ll bet they don’t have trouble digesting a T-bone steak, unless they’re just wimps who call themselves vegetarians. Well, I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain just to eat rabbit foot. .

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    I love milk, but sometimes it knocks me out cold like I’ve been taking some kind of strong drug. I can drink a gallon a day!

  7. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, over 1 year ago

    TW isn’t worthy to carry Sam Sneads clubs … Snead was a GENTLEMAN as well as a champion, and TW has already proved he’s no gentleman … in fact, he proves it every time he plays golf and yells obscenities for all to hear. TW is no gentleman .. no role model … and (imho) not a champion either.

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    @Cooncat

    But Tiger Woods does take lessons from President Clinton and South Carolina’s ex-governor Sanford!
    .
    I normally don’t do a political rant, but here is just one: Gov. Sanford cheated on South Carolina when he said he was hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains when he was out of the country instead.
    .
    He left his 4 sons, on Father’s Day, to go have sex with a top ranking Argentina political leader’s wife, his ‘soul-mate’ is what he called her.
    .
    Now he’s running for Congress, wants to represent South Carolina in the Federal government.

  9. N7326 Foxtrot

    N7326 Foxtrot said, over 1 year ago

    I was raised in Augusta, GA, about a mile south of the National. Every year, the Masters would have an open house on the Wednesday before play started. I met Sam Snead at one of those open houses when I was about about ten years ond, and he talked to me for a long time and was one of the nicest men I have ever met.

  10. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They should have said COW’s milk most can digest goats, milk, Yak milk etc.

  11. goalgo

    goalgo said, over 1 year ago

    armor made of paper? they must have had army’s of lawers.

  12. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Remember what Confucius said:

    “A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!”

  13. The Mom

    The Mom said, over 1 year ago

    @goalgo

    You must not be a “Mythbusters” fan… Tory, Kari, and Grant did some research about Chinese paper armor. They found an expert in Napa Valley, CA, whot told them that the Chinese used paper armor from around 600 BC to the 19th century. After further research, they came up with a the type of paper, and how the individual pieces may have been made. They used mulberry paper, and used different techniques to create a 1/2" paper “plate” to test to see what worked the best. They discovered that simple folder paper, folded to 1/2" gave the most protection when compared to the other techniques. They then created a whole suit of armor out of the folder paper “plates” and purchased a period accurate suit of Chinese steel armor as a comparison. The tests involved Tory, Grant, and Kari wearing both sets of armor and running various timed obstacle courses to see how a soldier would fare wearing it in battle. In the final test, the trio attacked two dummies in the suits of armor and assessed the damage caused.

    Tory, Kari, and Grant tested the two sets of armor side by side,and fired arrows, attacked it with swords, and used an antique gun to fire rounds at the armor. Surprisingly, the paper armor held up against all the attacks, although it was a little worse for the wear, and wasn’t quite as durable as the steel armor. Tory fired a Colt .45 at both sets of armor, and the rounds punctured in both cases. The final decision: PLAUSIBLE. The paper armor protected almost as well as the steel and was much lighter than the steel. With the obstacle courses, due to paper armor being lighter, their times were lower than the steel armor.

  14. fogey

    fogey GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Paper armor was checked by MythBusters – it was almost as effective as steel, and much lighter.

  15. wjones

    wjones said, over 1 year ago

    If you quite drinking milk for any length of time you loss the ability to digest milk. lactase, reaches its highest levels in the small intestines after birth and then begins a slow decline unless milk is consumed regularly.[

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