Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, 4 months 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, 4 months ago



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


    Tree shrew article.

  3. bawana

    bawana said, 4 months ago

    So, they are saying jacking your lumber is dangerous?

  4. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, 4 months 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

  5. Dave Hussell

    Dave Hussell GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months 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!

  6. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, 4 months 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.

  7. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

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

  8. Albertaguy

    Albertaguy said, 4 months 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.

  9. sdjamieson

    sdjamieson said, 4 months ago

    Then why drink it?

  10. gaslightguy

    gaslightguy said, 4 months 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.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @Alexikakos

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

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months 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.

  13. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb said, 4 months 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…..

  14. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 4 months 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.

  15. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, 4 months ago

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

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