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

    So once the criminal’s buddies dynamited or sledge hammered him out of the jail, how did they manage to unchain their conrad?

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I recall reading in The Straight Dope that up until the late 1960s they used whale oil in automatic transmission fluid.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    I remember Mythbusters did an episode on the Western myth about breaking people out of jail. As I recall, most of the ideas like dynamiting the jail or tying horses to the bars didn’t work.

  4. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, over 2 years ago

    So, what you are telling me is that I got ripped off when I had my transmission fluid changed in my 432,803 mile Jeep Cheroke Sport …

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    Keep in mind that the “old west”. Only lasted about 50 years. From the end of the war of Yankee aggression until about 1900 or 1905.

  6. francisrossi

    francisrossi said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Dynamiting served only to kill whoever was in the cell, as you needed a pretty hefty amount to make a hole.

  7. MicroGuy

    MicroGuy said, over 2 years ago

    The sperm whale oil used to be good for a lot of things. Lamp oil, and sewing machine oil, watches. Just about everything that required a high quality oil. But it wasn’t just the blubber, it was the oil located in the whales head.

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