Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe they should have trained the bats to play trumpet…

  2. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    for bomb runs, two tails should be plenty

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 3 years ago

    It’s really to hot to focus enough to get my teeth into what those bats did.

  4. Randywriter

    Randywriter said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder if Wang Pengfei has a liquids-only diet…

  5. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 3 years ago

    I read that some of the bats goty loose and started a major fire at an Army base.

  6. Muxmaster

    Muxmaster said, over 3 years ago

    The U. S. Air Force was born 18 September, 1947. That should probably read U. S. Army Air Corp if it was during WWII.

  7. fogey

    fogey said, over 3 years ago

    Bat incendiary bombs (attaching napalm to bats dropped over Japan) worked per initial tests, but were overtaken by massive B-29 incendiary bomb raids and finally the A-bomb.

  8. Buggerlugs

    Buggerlugs said, over 3 years ago

    Jerry Lee Lewis had a flame throwing piano.
    “Great Balls of Fire”.

  9. Scott S

    Scott S said, over 3 years ago

    Definitely unsuitable for playing cool jazz.

  10. MicroGuy

    MicroGuy said, over 3 years ago

    The bat bombs would have been a rousing success. And yes, they did set a military base on n fire, parts of it anyway. The bats “performed” flawlessly. But by the time they were ready, the military had bombs that would do the job, and just didn’t have faith in the animals.
    The pigeons that would have guided bombs to their targets would have worked well too. (well, did in tests) Most of the animals projects would have worked pretty good.
    Even when the russians strapped bombs on to dogs to attacks tanks. They just didn’t teach the dogs to distinguish GERMAN tanks, from RUSSIAN tanks. But it did work some.
    The biggest failure, was probably the “cat bomb”. A aerial bomb, guided by a cat. To be dropped on ships at sea. The “theory” being cats don’t like water, and would guide the bomb to the “safe, dry” boat. But they mostly passed out, and the bombs went where they were dropped. Cats were not used to flying, but the pigeons were.

  11. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    The idea behind the bat bomb was for the bats, when they were dropped and became active, would seek shelter in the attics of Japanese houses – hard places to reach to put out the initial flash – and with numerous houses burning, fire departments would be overwhelmed.
    Yes, some got loose at the base they were being tested and took out a number of wooden military buildings.

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    The poor bats couldn’t support the weight of the bombs. But maybe this batboy could. Better than he could play a flaming trumpet, anyway.

  13. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 3 years ago

    Poor Wang Fang..
    If he really looks like that having vampire fangs
    is the least of his problems…

  14. Kirby_Dots

    Kirby_Dots said, over 3 years ago

    @MicroGuy

    I came in to post pretty much all of what you said. Are you a QI fan too?

  15. Professor Lindenbrook

    Professor Lindenbrook said, over 3 years ago

    BTW it’s Josey Wales isn’t it? Get off your hoveround and send in some facts to Ripley’s you old coot. Jeez what a complainer. He thinks the Dick Tracy art is bad ??? you must need glasses. Old troll go away!

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