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, over 1 year 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!! said, over 1 year 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!! said, over 1 year ago

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

  4. Victory Rider

    Victory Rider said, over 1 year ago

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

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Chinese warlords used baby urine as mouthwash.

  6. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

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

  7. suzleigh

    suzleigh said, over 1 year ago

    Women on Atlantic City Beach were topless in 1935?

  8. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How did they get the urine stains out?

  11. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, over 1 year 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 ).

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Ever watch any of those silent movies? Or have seen Gomez Addams dressed for the beach? One piece.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    I was Harold J. Crapper who invented the venting valve to release the build of explosive gases in the lavatories from human waste. Before that they would explode from candle fire.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @suzleigh

    Better check your history. Nudity happened.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    One of the few places in our bodies that are free of bacteria is our bladders.

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