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, 4 months ago

    Thanks, Joe, for making such a tasty drink and for finding what every living organism breathes.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Yeah yeah….
    deadly nightshade and potatoes….

    but also tomatoes and eggplants and peppers, hot and sweet…
    and tobacco, and petunias…
    and dozens… no hundreds of others…


    All in Solanaceae, the huge, diverse “nightshade family”… many sharing various toxic, and/or psychotropic alkaloids, in varying degrees…
    belladonna, nicotine, capsaicin, atropine… many more…


    Which is why you should cut away or peel any green parts of a potato,
    and never eat tobacco, or make salads with the leaves of your tomato plants.


    And why tomatoes aren’t any more to be called “fruit” than their closest relatives, peppers and eggplants.

  3. StelBel

    StelBel GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Duly noted, Ms. Sunshine.


    The tomato is NOT a fruit and will no longer appear in any dessert pies that I make. Ever.

  4. Laynegg

    Laynegg said, 4 months ago

    @StelBel

    I love a good tomato pie with pepperoni and mushrooms and onion and green pepper and olives with lots of cheese!

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 4 months ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Good little trivia question to spring on someone:
    “Which toxic plant has killed the most people?”
    Answer: Tobacco

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 4 months ago

    In recognition of Mr. Priestly’s accomplishment, I would just like to say, ‘BURRRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPP!’

  7. moe_the_cat

    moe_the_cat said, 4 months ago

    The old joke of course is “what did we breathe before he discovered Oxygen?”

  8. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @moe_the_cat

    Mostly nitrogen.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @moe_the_cat

    Trick question we didn’t need to know it to use it.

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I picture anthropomorphic iguanas trading salt back in the days when it was worth a fortune.

  11. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer said, 4 months ago

    @Donkey Hotey
    what do you suggest we call them?
    fregetables? obviously, since ketchup is a vegetable (according to a previous president), tomatoes are veggies. or not.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato#Fruit_or_vegetable.3F

  12. Ag8O'SulMada

    Ag8O'SulMada said, 4 months ago

    Priestley called carbonating water, “Impregnating Water with Fixed Air.” He thought soda water would help sailors avoid scurvy. Johan Jacob Schweppe took his idea for carbonating water, and today we have Schweppe’s Club Soda. Much later, Dr. John Pemberton of Atlanta, Georgia, thought his syrup from coca beans and kola nuts would cure every disease; he hadn’t expected it to become a carbonated beverage we know today as Coca Cola.

  13. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 4 months ago

    When potatoes were first introduced to the court of Elizabeth the First in England, the cooks didn’t know how to prepare them, so they away the tubers and boiled the green. Everyone who ate them became quite sick and the potato was subsequently banned from the court.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @Meh~thodology

    Took about two centuries after the potato was brought back from the Americas to be used by Europeans.

  15. paajr

    paajr GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Tried to link this cartoon to FaceBook and got the wrong cartoon. Got 5/18/2014 instead of 5/19/2014!

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