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, almost 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, almost 2 years ago

    Payphones … what were they for again?

  3. oldpine

    oldpine said, almost 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, almost 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.

    Link

  5. Kali39

    Kali39 said, almost 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, almost 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, almost 2 years ago

    It seems Porsche has come full circle. Their latest supercar, the 918 Spyder, is also a hybrid.
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    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/no-substitute/usa.aspx#918-spyder

  8. ebsan

    ebsan said, almost 2 years ago

    Doping ruined the tour de france for me.

  9. jeffdos924

    jeffdos924 said, almost 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, almost 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, almost 2 years ago

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

  12. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Porsche also offered a full electric version with four motors, one for each wheel in 1900.

  13. exturk

    exturk said, almost 2 years ago

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

  14. exturk

    exturk said, almost 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!

  15. exturk

    exturk said, almost 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!

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