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, almost 3 years ago

    Let me guess: back in the day, even men used to wear those one-piece swimsuits that look like the ones women wear today. As for Roman laundry, it must’ve taken a lot of drinks to get a wash basin filled. As for baby sawfish, no comment.

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

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

    Urine was collected and left out to sit for a few days. Over time it turned to ammonia.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

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

    Rumor has it that Cleopatra would rinse her mouth out with urine to keep her teeth white.

  4. Victory Rider

    Victory Rider said, almost 3 years ago

    The men probably said, “We’ll do it if you will”. Can’t say I blame them.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Chinese warlords used baby urine as mouthwash.

  6. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 3 years ago

    Many soldiers throughout history used to pee on each others’ feet to inhibit foot diseases and odor.

  7. suzleigh

    suzleigh said, almost 3 years ago

    Women on Atlantic City Beach were topless in 1935?

  8. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, almost 3 years ago

    I knew about using urine in the tanning process, though not any of the rest. Curiously enough though, urinating on a blade would remove any poisons coating it. I read one incident where someone considered it insulting, since it implied he would poison his blades.

  9. Mr. MOR

    Mr. MOR said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m sure the topless men and women were influenced by the 1934 movie, Tarzan and his Mate, with Johnny Weismuller and Maureen O’Hara (and her body double, Olympic swimmer Josephine McKim)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrWCCPADNs

    This movie reestablished the Hays Code (largely ignored during the Depression), which eventually became the MPAA we have today.

  10. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago

    I read, somewhere, that the Scots soaked dyed yarn in urine to set the colors. I’m sure they also washed the stuff afterwards ( I hope ).

  11. T Hicks

    T Hicks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    if so, How do you account for bladder infections?

  12. Marvin3

    Marvin3 said, almost 3 years ago

    It is written “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” So piss off you disbelievers.

  13. Mariposamia

    Mariposamia said, almost 3 years ago

    Laundering with urine is fine, if you like yellow clothes!

  14. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, almost 3 years ago

    I surprised the men were arrested I thought it was ok for men to be shirtless at the beach…interesting about baby sawfish

  15. Phil721

    Phil721 said, almost 3 years ago

    WWl gas masks were made by soaking cloth in urine . The urea nutralized the chlorine gas.

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