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, about 3 years ago

    And what was so awe-inspiring about premature babies back then?

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    They did that in Atlantic City, too.
    It was depicted in Boardwalk Empire.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    So if you are sick, just have an alligator or crocodile bite you.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Remember, the Elephant Man was originally a circus attraction.

  5. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, about 3 years ago

    hey mack, that’s almost 5/8ths!

  6. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    No you are supposed to bite the alligator to draw HIS blood.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    They were still alive. Since normally they simply died.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    It is the blood not the bite so biting would do nothing but damage you and lose your blood.

  9. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    The survival rate was extremely low. A caring doctor invented the incubator process & funded it by displaying his system at Coney Island ( 25 cent admission, I think ). He saved many, many lives. What he did was the awe-inspiring part. Next question ( this time an intelligent one, please! )

  10. tedsini

    tedsini said, about 3 years ago

    The doctor who invented the incubator was Arthur Couney. He began his work in Germany. He was unable to get funding from hospitals or universities so he took 10 babies for whom the diagnosis was grim – the doctors had concluded that they would all die – and he saved all ten of them. Then he went to the U.S. and could only fund his work by setting up the exhibit. It was reportedly the most popular exhibit on the boardwalk at times and there were always nurses to assist and wet nurses to feed the infants. He did this for 40 years and saved thousands of infants.

    Here’s a link to a university article on the subject, complete with bibliography:
    http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/sites/default/files/files/Full%20Paper.pdf

  11. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    The fact that the incubator saved their little lives, that’s what!

  12. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    @potrerokid1532

    I’m guessing that guy doesn’t watch the Travel Channel, huh?

  13. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    @tedsini

    Wow. I learned about it watching Mysteries at the Museum. But your way is more impressive.

  14. DoubleM

    DoubleM said, about 3 years ago

    I was born in Coney Island. Glad I wasn’t born a premature a century ago.

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