Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Blue Boy

    Blue Boy said, about 3 years ago

    How do you KNOW she’s a witch!?!

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Yet died 18 years after. So they didn’t execute her, unless she had a LOT of good lawyers to drag out the appeals process…

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Maybe even lobbyists?

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    A cook once committed suicide because he regretted trying to poison George Washington with tomatoes in his food.

  5. Green 8019

    Green 8019 said, about 3 years ago

    Gotta love the Church! They’re still at it centuries later………… :/

  6. Linda1259

    Linda1259 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    For a time in history, people believed that the “apple” in the Garden of Eden was really a tomato!

  7. toddstarkey62

    toddstarkey62 said, about 3 years ago

    @Blue Boy

    SHE LOOKS LIKE ONE! BURN HER!

  8. ABADABA

    ABADABA said, about 3 years ago

    Tomato and Potato both members of the Nightshade Family

  9. dkram

    dkram said, about 3 years ago

    Now I just saw a TV show that claims that nobody ever thought that tomatoes were poisonous, they were just not liked.
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    Eh, depends on who’s talking I guess.
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    \\//_

  10. goweeder

    goweeder said, about 3 years ago

    @dkram

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And you KNOW that everything you see and hear on TV is TRUE!

  11. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I now a lady who is allergic to tomatos, she has a VERY bad reaction if she eats even a very small amount.
    Something like that may have caused people to think they were poison.

  12. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, about 3 years ago

    They do. At the time they were thought to be poisonous, people called them Wolf Berries too.

  13. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The Church had nothing to do with it; it was a political quarrel, in which she was accused of poisoning her stepson, King Henry V. The fact that she was only held prisoner (which, at that time, didn’t even count as a punishment) and was then released after four years indicates that those in power couldn’t have taken it very seriously. Someone must just have wanted her moved off the board for a while, and the poisoning/witchcraft charge was just a device.

    As to tomatoes:
    A) Parts of the tomato plant are poisonous, but not the fruit.
    B) And some people understood that.
    C) But some people did not. My great-great-grandmother, who died sometime in the 1920s, refused to eat one all her life on the grounds that they were poisonous.

  14. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 3 years ago

    It could have been anything.

    And I think she was charged with witchcraft because she was more Protestant than Catholic.

  15. exturk

    exturk said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve heard that a tomato plant can be grafted onto a jimson weed and create a poisonous tomato. true or false?
    (I’m not going to try it to find out!)
    One of the chemicals in a jimson weed is atropene -
    the antidote for nerve gas!

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