Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    Running across the oceans was the tough part.

  2. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, over 2 years ago

    The mouldy bread bit isn’t as daft as it sounds. Many moulds that grow on bread are penicillium strains.

  3. Jonni

    Jonni said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not sure about the configuration of the helicopter in this picture but I remember seeing a small single seat helicopter at the NASA museum in Washington DC.

  4. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, over 2 years ago

    I just wonder what Tom Denniss does for income.

  5. ZeroGFrame

    ZeroGFrame said, over 2 years ago

    @stlmaddog5

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing…

  6. EmilioLizardo

    EmilioLizardo said, over 2 years ago

    Penicillin or ergot – careful, guys.

  7. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, over 2 years ago

    Penicillin was originally developed when a mine collapsed causing injuries. One wound was infected so badly it was guaranteed to develop gangrene. The doctor thought nothing could be done but an old woman brought some green moldy bread and told them to bind it to the wound. The doctor was so amazed that he investigated the bread and developed Penicillin from it. One of, if not the actual first antibiotic.
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    That’s why green bread mold is actually cultivated in technologically primitive cultures. Like today, early doctors scoffed at the old ways, but Dr Alexander Fleming took a chance and made the discovery that the old ways actually work. Not all of them admittedly (leeches) but most of them.

  8. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 2 years ago

    de Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle, November 1954

    de Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle

  9. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    Egyptians were better at medicine than our ancestors in Europe during the Dark Ages. (Thousand or so years later!)

  10. Tinozzi

    Tinozzi said, over 2 years ago

    @Meh~tdology

    Thanks! Couldn’t see the props in the drawing so I couldn’t tell how it would work.

  11. joeywolf

    joeywolf said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s see. 26.2 miles times 622 = abot 16,300 miles, all right; but the earth is about 25,000 in circumference! Where did he run?

  12. BEERHUNTER

    BEERHUNTER said, over 2 years ago

    Must be nice not to have a life and be able to run around the world.

  13. chicken 33

    chicken 33 said, over 2 years ago

    @Kerovan

    Now using leeches to restores blood recirulation.

  14. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, over 2 years ago

    @joeywolf

    On land, mostly!!!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Meh~tdology

    If you recall the original Jonny Quest (1964-1965) they used hydrofoils, and hover crafts. The hovercrafts were based upon real working models that worked but the Army could not find a use for a flying platform. Like the Hiller HZ and the more advanced WASP that had a 30 minute flying time and you steered it with foot controls so you were hands free for a weapon. They sure got used in JQ.

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