Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    I saw a documentary about John the Baptist in which they said that there are five species of locusts in Israel and three of them are kosher.
    I wonder how that was decided.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 1 year ago

    But Martin Cooper had the pleasure of calling Bell Labs to rub in the fact that he had created the cell phone before them.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Cooper has invented something that is such an annoyance, he was overpaid.

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I still have a “brick”.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, over 1 year ago

    6500 cartons @ 12 eggs/carton = 78,000 eggs! Their cholesterol levels must have been higher than their plane will ever fly!

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He was working for Motorola, and was being paid a salary, wasn’t he? He developed it on their time, using their materials, and using their facilities. He got a well-deserved “attaboy”, and kept his job. According to the law, the patent rightly belongs to Motorola.

  7. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cooper should have bought his own parts and developed it in his garage on his own time. Then he could claim the patent. That’s what Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did.

  8. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, over 1 year ago

    I think the conch shell was the first cell phone.
    Say that three times fast…

  9. Nicole

    Nicole GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SeaFox10

    Wow, a bit harsh!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @gmartin997

    He should have gotten a bonus on the order of what his lard ass bosses get for doing nothing.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @SeaFox10

    He should be given a medal. Cell phones are very important.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, over 1 year ago

    Standard procedure at Motorola, Harris and many others -
    $1 for your inventions.
    Reminds me of a Dilbert cartoon, boss giving lady a performance review:
    “You met expectations, you get a 3% raise.”
    “Met expectations? My patents made the company millions!”
    “Well, we expected that!”
    “And I donated bone marrow to our best customer – twice!”
    “We noted that under attendance problems!”
    Did anyone preserve that strip?

  13. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 1 year ago

    @SeaFox10

    Luddite. Cellphones probably save as many lives as they take.

  14. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you Martin Cooper..I was 20 miles out in the desert and my ATV quit(one time occurrence)..I climbed up on a small hill and phoned my brother to come get me..The search and rescue chopper would probably have found my bones eaten by coyotes 6 months later.

  15. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’m sure he agrees, and so do I; but Motorola didn’t.

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