Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 1 year ago

    At 481 feet, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the world’s tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years. By the time the Strasbourg Cathedral was built, erosion had shortened the Great Pyramid to 456 feet, according to Wikipedia.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    It took forty years (1853-1893) to construct the Salt Lake Temple and it’s 222 feet high. The Washington D.C. Temple in Kensington, Maryland (also of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is 288 feet high and took six years (1968-1974) of construction.

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Wickipedia on Strasbourg Cathedral

    This article calls it 466 feet tall, not 469 feet. My encyclopedia says its spire “is about 465 feet high.”

  4. BRI-NO-MITE!!

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

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Part of the reason the Salt Lake temple took so long to build is because the Mormon settlers were being harassed by the army. Later, a large part of the workforce was sent out to work on the railroad. There were other delays and setbacks, too.

  5. Leviticus

    Leviticus GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Does that mean he didn’t get to go to first base?

  6. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    And the Chrysler Building held the record for less than a year.

  7. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    @Leviticus

    They made him first base.

  8. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    “Part of the reason the Salt Lake temple took so long to build is because the Mormon settlers were being harassed by the army. "

    Part of that harassment may have been due to this.

    Sir Arthur Conan also referenced this early practice in his tale “A Study in Scarlet.”

    Having posted that, all religions have their extremists who do far more harm than good. The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, “The Troubles” in Ireland, etc. etc. etc…….

  9. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Scented Identities

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    That is a beautiful site from the Washington Beltway.

  11. BRI-NO-MITE!!

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

    @Alexikakos

    They were considered extremists back in pioneer times because they decided to start fighting back. The frontier in the mid-1800s was brutal to begin with.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    The battles started in well settled states like Illinois. Religious intolerance is an ugly thing. They were at the center of its wrath.

  13. Foster Coker

    Foster Coker said, over 1 year ago

    If I recall correctly, Ray Chapman’s last words were “Tell him (the pitcher) I’m OK”.

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 1 year ago

    That was uncalled for. I’d call YOU a troll except that most of your posts aren’t that bad.

  15. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 1 year ago

    FTR, the reason there haven’t been any more deaths like Chapman’s is that the League instituted helmets shortly afterward.

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