Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 7 months ago

    Medieval criminals were always guilty.

  2. suzleigh

    suzleigh said, 7 months ago

    Sounds like our politicians… if they aren’t caught, impeached, or convicted, they must be innocent.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    when in a crisis, always go with the guy with the hot hands

  4. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    at which point their offspring are born geriatric

  5. dkram

    dkram said, 7 months ago

    The picture of the medieval criminal kinda looks like Marty Feldman in “Young Frankenstien”
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    \\//_

  6. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    “Europe criminals”?

  7. exturk

    exturk said, 7 months ago

    Is Lincoln Cathedral still standing? It would be 700 years old now.

  8. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @suzleigh

    That’s not particular to politicians.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    Some females can hold onto the male sperm till they are ready to use it. I wonder how many women would like that kind of power?

  10. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Kit Walker

    To differentiate them from the “Asia criminals,” “Africa criminals,” or “America criminals.” Adjectives need not apply.

  11. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, 7 months ago

    Caught “red” handed & ended up “burnt” handed!

  12. MicroGuy

    MicroGuy said, 7 months ago

    Actually, some of those old “innocent/guilty” tests worked.
    Like the one about licking a red hot fire poker. If you were guilty, your tongue was probably dry, and you’d get burned. if innocent, your tongue would be normally wet, and not a problem (well, not much).
    Ditto the african test of dipping your hand in boiling oil. I suspect this is similar to that one.
    Most of the time though, most criminals confessed to the crime before having to even go through the test.
    There are some things your body just can’t control, like dilating the pupils. That’s where the “wet/dry tongue” comes in.
    So it sound barbaric, but in general, they actually worked pretty well.

  13. Leviticus

    Leviticus GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    If the hand was infected, they were allowed to appeal. They had to carry the red hot iron in the other hand to see if they had better results.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @MicroGuy

    I don’t trust confessions. Done under duress and if torture is involved, doubly so.

  15. Ather

    Ather said, 7 months ago

    How long do they become feritlized if the male is still alive?

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