Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, almost 3 years ago

    If you miss the Lithium just move to Santa Fe, because of the huge veins of lapidolite underground the ground water is loaded with it!

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    Didn’t aspirin originally contain opium?

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I don’t believe so, but I do have my chemistry textbook from Penn State, which has a picture of an ad from the turn of the 20th century that touted Bayer Aspirin® (yes, it was still a registered trademark at that time) and Bayer Heroin side-by-side.

  4. bluegirl285

    bluegirl285 said, almost 3 years ago

    Aren’t 7-Up and Sprite still considered effective hangover treatments today?

  5. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Amazing about the echidna. I thought all mammals had nipples.

  6. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 3 years ago

    Regarding all three factoids: that’s gotta be uncomfortable!

  7. barefoottech

    barefoottech said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    no

  8. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s still a pretty fair hangover cure.

  9. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    No-pium.

  10. Kiba65

    Kiba65 said, almost 3 years ago

    Back in my drinking days,thank God there over, I would come home and open a 7up and let it sit all night to go flat, when I got up for work it was pure sugar. Seemed to work!!

  11. aimlesscruzr

    aimlesscruzr said, almost 3 years ago

    The atomic weight of Lithium is just under 7. I wonder if that’s where the name came from….

  12. dkram

    dkram said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jimmy Hopkins

    The Echidna is a Monotreme.
    .
    The Wikipedia article calls them mammals, but, their mammary glands don’t have deffinded nipples.
    Monotremes lay eggs instead of giving live birth.
    .
    The Duck Billed Platypus is the only other Monotreme in existence.

  13. Ikester

    Ikester said, almost 3 years ago

    Also from Wikipedia:
    Monotremes (from the Greek μονός monos “single” + τρῆμα trema “hole”, referring to the cloaca) are mammals that lay eggs (Prototheria) instead of giving birth to live young like marsupials (Metatheria) and placental mammals (Eutheria). The only surviving examples of monotremes are all indigenous to Australia and New Guinea, although there is evidence that they were once more widespread. Among living mammals they include the platypus and four species of echidnas (or spiny anteaters); there is debate regarding monotreme taxonomy.

  14. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    You’re probably thinking of laudanum.

  15. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @dkram

    Thank you, I didn’t know that; very interesting.

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