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

    You sure hear of the oddest fauna in the world.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    The Allies would have probably just scrapped them anyway.

  3. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, over 2 years ago

    I I remember correctly Scapa Flow isn’t all that deep and the British salvaged the wrecks anyway.

  4. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 2 years ago

    @A_Dream4u

    Yes, and then scrapped the lot. It was a point of honor for the Germans that the Allies, especially the British, didn’t get their hands on them. One last gesture of defiance.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, over 2 years ago

    Congrats to Michael Wardian for running two races in one day and winning one of them. But which one?

  6. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 2 years ago

    @algurka

    The first one?

  7. Blakdanielle

    Blakdanielle said, over 2 years ago

    What Gmartin says is basically true. It is also true for the ruling family of Russia at the time. Czar Nicolas and King George V were cousins but looked like brothers.

    However none of these points have actually anything to do with why the German navy was confined to Scapa Flow. The truth is that the Germans had been already defeated at sea, and the navy was impounded by the British. The negotiations dragged on to wind up the war and the German admiral got antsy and ordered the fleet scuttled. German seaman had spent the nine months preparing the ships to go under so it went fairly smoothly.

    Even so the Brits saved about 12 ships right off the bat and over the years pulled many out for scrap metal.

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    @Blakdanielle

    I believe Billy Mitchell sank one or two to demonstrate naval airpower.

  9. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    indeed he did.
    the U.S Army , apparently wasn’t impressed.
    but the Japanese Navy sat up and took careful notice and applied it brilliantly against the U.S. at Pearl Harbor.
    but in the long run, as is well known, that wasn’t a very well-thought-out decision

  10. Tha_Hype

    Tha_Hype said, over 2 years ago

    All these people that run multiple marathons puts the first marathoner at a distinct disadvantage. Makes his feat seem a lot less impressive. Being the first is tough. Marathons used to be considered tough. More and more people are doing them with no ill effects. (I’m NOT one of them). Its unfortunate that the first to complete it didn’t survive afterwards.

  11. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    Re the armoured rat:
    How does he hold up against at 7.50 X15 ?

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago

    Now that’s what I call a runner’s high.

  13. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @algurka

    The 26 mile 300 yard one.

  14. Phil721

    Phil721 said, over 2 years ago

    Back in the day when tire section width was measured in inches there was a 7.10 x15 and 7.60 x15 but no 7.50 × 15 (also 6.70, 7.75, 8.20, 8.45 and 9.00)

  15. former Quebecer

    former Quebecer said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t believe this. I would have trouble CYCLING 42 km, let alone walking or running it. Twice in a day? Sorry,I don’t buy it.

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