Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Okay, suppose you can gargle molten lead. Why would you want to?

  2. Empress of Evil

    Empress of Evil said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I… don’t… know… that would taste horrible even if you could. Oh, yuck.

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 1 year ago

    How did he discover this “talent”. Was it consuming chilli eating birds while relocating.

  4. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    talk about s-itting bullets! tim, that’s for the birds, er… sorry, mr. inferno (hasn’t remembered his real name in years)

  5. Tog

    Tog said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t believe he really gargled lead. Even if he spat the lead out he would still be massively poisoned.

  6. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, over 1 year ago

    Can’t imagine the tree surviving. Let see photos in 5 years.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @Empress of Evil

    Actually, ancient Romans loved to include lead as a flavoring in wine. They were clueless as to its poisonous properties.

  8. N7326 Foxtrot

    N7326 Foxtrot said, over 1 year ago

    The metal is probably not lead, but there are other metals (bismuth?) that look like lead and melt at body temperature. Also, the Romans drank water out of lead pipes, some think that led to their downfall and the following descent into the dark ages.

  9. shel4

    shel4 said, over 1 year ago

    Re the “Great Inferno”, I choose NOT!

  10. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 1 year ago

    During the Civil War, the soldiers liked to suck on the lead Minie balls, because they were sweet. They did not, of course, know about the poisons in lead. And just to make you even more grateful that you live in modern times, mercury was considered a wonder drug and basic cure-all; physicians prescribed them quite freely.

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Daffy Duck has had bad reactions to hot sauce. Must have missed the memo.

  12. LV1951

    LV1951 said, over 1 year ago

    @roscoedog55

    Hope this link works!

    http://leaguecity.com/index.aspx?nid=1806

  13. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @N7326 Foxtrot

    Bismuth is pink, hence the color of Pepto-Bismol.

  14. dkram

    dkram said, over 1 year ago

    The Amphora that held wine were made of lead. When the wine was gone and nothing but the dregs left.
    The dregs would be dryed and then scraped from the inside, and reconstituted with water, lead and all.
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    From an Nat Geo article on Pompey and Herculaneum.
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  15. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He may play around with some low melting alloy, but all lead I doubt.

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