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

    Is that booth still operational to do its purpose? I also wonder what its digits are.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    Payphones … what were they for again?

  3. oldpine

    oldpine said, over 2 years ago

    If it were in Chicago, the receiver would be missing and gang banger graffiti would be painted all over it.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    The following quote;

    “Local lore says that the phone booth — which is on top of city hall — was installed for Civil Defense air raid spotters during the Cold War. Ring-ring, duck and cover!”

    comes from here.


  5. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 2 years ago

    And visitors strangely keep hearing this noise from the roof that sounds like VWORP! VWORP! VWORP!

  6. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, over 2 years ago

    A phone booth on the roof? Now how is Clark Kent supposed to get up there without revealing his secret identity?

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    It seems Porsche has come full circle. Their latest supercar, the 918 Spyder, is also a hybrid.

  8. ebsan

    ebsan said, over 2 years ago

    Doping ruined the tour de france for me.

  9. jeffdos924

    jeffdos924 said, over 2 years ago

    Funny thing….I grew up in Lincoln, IL ( until I was 16) and I don’t remember a phone up there at all. Checked w/ street view and , sure enough, there it is.

  10. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 2 years ago

    Miguel Indurain has a resting heart rate of 28 beats per minute? Are they sure he’s conscious?

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago

    More than two seconds per heartbeat? Did he, like, not move the rest of the time?

  12. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s see now Tornado spotted 5 miles SW, headed this way – oops, can’t find a dime!

  13. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    The payphone industry did itself in. Once I was at Lambert (St. Louis) and wanted to call home. As I recall, the pay phone required $4 for a 120 mile call! So, on the drive home, stopped at Belz Mall (suburban Wentzville) and made the call for 50c!
    Easy to see how frequent fliers were the first to get the cell phone industry going!

  14. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    One man once reported waiting 1/2 hour to use a payphone booth. And when the man ahead was leaving the booth, he was tucking a cellphone back into his pocket!

  15. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    There were two pay phone tricks for in-the-know frequent fliers:

    1. You make a person to person call to the person who was expecting your call and he/she tells the operator (and you) he/she isn’t home, so you ask if he/she is expected to be home at 8:30 (flight arrival time) and he/she says yes (and knows when to pick you up at the airport). -free call.

    2. Most phone companies didn’t charge if you hang up within (something like) 10 seconds, assuming it was a wrong number (so they didn’t have to bother with refunding your money by mail). So as soon as the person you are calling picks up, you say the arrival time quickly and hang up. Your phone returns your money.

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