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, 8 months ago

    So how does a male bee/wasp defend himself?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 8 months ago

    Only female bees… wasps, ants and mosquitoes bite?
    (I could make some generalization based on that, but I won’t.)

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, 8 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Beware, the female of the species.

  4. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I guess that adds new meaning to the expression “Femme Fatale”.

  5. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, 8 months ago

    Female mosquitoes bite (not sting) because they need extra protein for their eggs. Only female bees and wasps can sting, because the stinger is an ovipositor, which males don’t have. Some ants sting; some ants bite. I don’t know if any species of ant does both.

  6. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 8 months ago

    Sir Basil Rathbone was also an accomplished fencer. It must have been galling to be made to lose to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood & The Adventures of Robin Hood.

  7. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, 8 months ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    By all accounts, he didn’t mind. He was a thorough professional and evidently really enjoyed playing the villain. What bothered him was what playing Sherlock Holmes wound up doing to his career. I must say that he definitely earned that medal; scouting the German trench lines was not a task for the faint of heart, especially in broad daylight, disguise or no disguise.

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    A lemon-sentry, my dear Watson

  9. jgordy24

    jgordy24 said, 8 months ago

    Male bees are too busy chillin’ back at the hive, driking a cold honey ale, and arent’ out looking to start a fight. :)

  10. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    …and that’s why chickens never get the flu

  11. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @nighthawks

    Have you been under a rock? Google avian flu – it starts with chickens.

  12. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Jogger2

    “Female mosquitoes bite (not sting) because they need extra protein for their eggs. "
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    .
    Actually, female mosquitoes don’t bite or sting — they merely siphon your blood for the eggs they carry.
    They inject a substance into your skin that will numb you ever so slightly so that you won’t be aware of their attack.
    Your later reaction to the injection will be itching.
    I’m sure that part of this is correct.

  13. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    “A lemon-sentry, my dear Watson”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Grooooaaaan……….

  14. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 8 months ago

    So THAT explains why Hemlock Stones was disguised in a tree suit on the docks in the Firesign Theatre album, “The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra” (a spoof of Sherlock Holmes stories).

  15. francisrossi

    francisrossi said, 8 months ago

    @corpcasselbury

    Especially given the Germans probably weren’t putting on Macbeth at the time.

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