Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 2 years ago

    Interesting. I always thought that firefighters had the most dangerous job of all. And maybe they should do some research to see why the tree shrew doesn’t get drunk; the secret might be applied to humans (who definitely need it).

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 2 years ago



    There is no explanation here, but the shrew is an interesting animal in its own right.


    Tree shrew article.

  3. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, about 2 years ago

    The pen-tailed tree shrew metabolizes the alcohol differently than we do". And it is the only source of nourishment for them. Studies are being done, but so far no cigar. http://www.livescience.com/7540-tree-shrew-sober-drinking-day.html

  4. Dave Hussell

    Dave Hussell said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, we’ve all heard this one before. Well, the pen-tailed tree shrew may SAY he’s not drunk, but still, don’t give him the keys to your car!

  5. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, about 2 years ago

    US President is the most dangerous job of all. Out of 43 US presidents, Grover Cleveland is counted twice since he had non-consecutive terms so Obama is 44th president, four have been assassinated. There is no other job in the world with that high a percentage of mortality.

  6. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    There’s an easy way to reduce lumberjack death – start growing and using industrial hemp for paper instead of trees.

  7. Albertaguy

    Albertaguy said, about 2 years ago

    I recall hearing that when forestry is classified as part of agriculture, then agriculture is the most dangerous sector. The most dangerous animal is the dairy bull.

  8. sdjamieson

    sdjamieson said, about 2 years ago

    Then why drink it?

  9. gaslightguy

    gaslightguy said, about 2 years ago

    When I drove a taxi in Chicago years ago, that was considered the most dangerous job to have More deaths per year than police and firemen combined.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Alexikakos

    Shrews, some of our earliest mammalian ancestors came from ones like them. The ones hiding from dinosaurs for the longest time.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Kerovan

    Add to it the missed assassinations and it is even grimmer. And we see how the office grinds a person down. Makes them old before their time.

  12. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb said, about 2 years ago

    gee, if you listen to our government, we’ve killed the “#2 man in Al-Queda” about 5 or 6 times a year lately…..

  13. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 2 years ago

    @DOSQueen

    actually most paper is made from plantation trees that are harvested by a machine that uses the principle of a giant wire cutter. it’s the trees that make your house that cause the problems. but i’m sure somebody will weave a hemp house some day.

  14. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, about 2 years ago

    It seems that working on the flight deck of a aircraft carrier should be in the top 5 dangerous jobs..

  15. Ag8O'SulMada

    Ag8O'SulMada said, about 2 years ago

    Tree shrews can handle alcohol better than cedar waxwings and bears do. Those birds and bears get drunk like we do; not that they KNEW they were ingesting alcohol, let alone what would result; the cedar waxwings fell out of the trees they were in. I think the bears consumed grapes after they had had time to ferment; we know bears like berries.
    I count eight presidents dying in office: our ninth, twelfth, sixteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth, twenty-ninth, thirty-second, and thirty-fifth. An attempt was made on Truman, and two attempts on Ford. One was made on Reagan.

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