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 2 years ago

    Wow. Even the viper, dog, rooster and monkey drown with you.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    ’I’ve got a viper in me … sack.’
    (With apologies to Peter Cooke.)

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 2 years ago

    “Is that all”….WHY this odd collection of animals ? Was each supposed to do something specific or had some odd purpose? I would suspect everything in the bag would be looking to escape the bag as a prerequisite.

  4. Bears

    Bears GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    They had monkeys in Rome?

  5. CogentModality

    CogentModality said, over 2 years ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    And there you have you’re answer. Regardless of the impediment (flesh, cloth, etc) their primary objective would be freedom for three of them. The viper was just to make sure you died should you be released.

  6. Jim Marshal

    Jim Marshal said, over 2 years ago

    The punishment was for parracide. They threw you in the Tiber river and it took a loooong time for the bag to finally sink on its way to the ocean. In the meantime all hell was breaking out in that bag. A horrible way to die and it definitely was a deterrent.

  7. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 2 years ago

    Obviously the catalyst for founding the SPCA. What kind of monster would torture 4 animals that way?

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 2 years ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    And how did they get that river in a bag? (sorry…)

  9. Holly Philip

    Holly Philip said, over 2 years ago

    I can see the viper but leave the dog rooster and monkey out

  10. Mister Mean

    Mister Mean said, over 2 years ago

    @Jim Marshal

    @Jim Marshal-you are correct 100 percent. I would suggest Stephen Saylor’s book Roman Blood which this is a center point of the story

  11. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 2 years ago

    Roman punishments were rough indeed, Crucifixion, of course, tops the list, along with flogging with one of the most heinous whips ever invented. It’s interesting to note, however, that citizens of Rome could not be crucified (though they could be beheaded), nor could any other punishment be visited upon them until they had been tried and convicted.

  12. bluegirl285

    bluegirl285 said, over 2 years ago

    They featured a task about bird singing competitions on Amazing Race. You had to make the bird sing to get your next clue.

  13. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    Someone taught my daughter’s parakeet to say
    “Here, kitty kitty!}”

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bears

    Yes, brought from Africa, a continent they named.

  15. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce Lee

    >A viper, a dog, a rooster, and a monkey go into a bar…..

    … leaving the human holding the bag.

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