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

    Are those Wool sheep still unrecovered? It has only been two, three months.

  2. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Bring back those watches and eliminate batteries.

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 2 years ago

    How does anyone end up fighting for both sides in the same war??

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    Not sure, though Russia’s allegiance was always a little shaky. Think there’s a movie about him.

  5. oldpine

    oldpine said, over 2 years ago

    Strange, Yang doesn’t look Italian.

  6. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 2 years ago

    I had some of those watches when I was a kid.

    Before watch makers were aware of the hazard, some workers got ill from radiation poisoning because they would moisten the tips of the brushes by licking them.

  7. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 2 years ago

    @RadarRecon

    And coffins.

  8. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @RadarRecon

    Unfortunately the women who applied the paint all got sick with radiation poisoning. Even if u solved that issue you still have a watch on our arm – or in the trash – with radium. No matter how small – very bad. Radium is also the source of radon gas – very bd. Radium in any form causes cancer.

  9. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That’s because the artist chose a picture taken after he was captured by American paratroopers after d-day and he knew he was a prisoner of war.

    Probably the only photo he could find. It’s on the wikipedia article on Yang Kyoungjong.

  10. francisrossi

    francisrossi said, over 2 years ago

    Yang was forced into all three armies. Korea was under Japanese control when he was conscripted to fight against the Soviets. That ended up with him captured and then pressed into service in the Soviet army. Germans captured him and did the same thing. He ended up in a British POW camp after American troops captured him and mistook him for a Japanese soldier in German uniform.

    Lucky he survived really.

  11. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 2 years ago

    Just like the x ray machines that used to be in shoe stores. They used them to see how your new shoes fit.

    The salesman standing next to the machine was exposed to much more radiation than was good for him.

    Many ended up with different cancers. Those machines aren’t around any more.

  12. artegal

    artegal said, over 2 years ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    I believe he was captured and conscripted several times.

  13. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    Yang was captured several times during the war.
    He was in a group forced into the Japanese Army, then captured by the Russians, then the Germans and finally by the US. Only a few survived to taken by the US.
    He was probably glad the war was over!
    (Shouldn’t he be eligible for several veterans benefits?)

  14. bluegirl285

    bluegirl285 said, over 2 years ago

    @Jogger2

    I also heard that some people thought it would be fun to paint their faces and teeth with the Radium paint, not knowing it was bad for them.

  15. ceylondiver

    ceylondiver said, over 2 years ago

    In fact the girls who painted the numbers on the watches were told that radium was good for them. Many of them died of horrible mouth and jaw cancers, because they would put the brushes in their mouths to get a fine point.

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