Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    You think that’s bad? Imagine what would have happened if a British soldier had been caught wearing one of those kinda ’staches during the SECOND World War.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not believing the story of raining shellfish. How’s that possible?

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t think anyone but Hitler and Chaplin wore that kind of moustache. Michael Jordan had one for a few years.

  4. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, over 2 years ago

    “Animal rain” is a real weather phenomenon that happens when small animals get swept up in waterspouts or updrafts, and then fall to Earth with raindrops. Reported rains of bats, fish, snakes, birds, frogs, and jellies stretch back for centuries.
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    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/strange-rains/?ar_a=1

  5. GulliverArkham

    GulliverArkham said, over 2 years ago

    As for why it’s always just one sort of animal or object no one has ever come up with an explanation.

  6. unclescrooge

    unclescrooge said, over 2 years ago

    BEAU NOBO found one!!!

  7. mextea

    mextea said, over 2 years ago

    mussels raining?…that pesky climate change again…

  8. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, over 2 years ago

    @Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    That is so true look at what happens in a tornado, cows and horses have been picked up !

  9. goalgo

    goalgo said, over 2 years ago

    I worked for an SOB who had a mustache like chaplin,s I realy think Hitler might have been his hero. Sadam Husane had a mustache like stalin’s. more hero worship I bet.

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago

    Man, that’s about the most shameful sporting event I ever heard of.

  11. Kirby_Dots

    Kirby_Dots said, over 2 years ago

    @GulliverArkham

    Although I do like the explanation that they get sorted in the water spout in a similar way as a centrifuge. Being the same type of animal means they are near each other in size weight and shape. That similarity causes them to gather together. But to be fair, you are right that there is no agreed upon reason.

  12. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, over 2 years ago

    One of the most recent examples of fish falling from the sky took place the summer of 2000 in Ethiopia. A local newspaper reported: “The unusual rain of fish, which dropped in millions from the air – some dead and others still struggling – created panic among the mostly religious farmers.” This is just one of countless case studies of rains of fish, frogs, periwinkles – even alligators – that have been cataloged over the centuries, many by famed paranormal researcher Charles Fort. (Such rains of creatures have been, in fact, come to be known as “Fortean” activity.)
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    Most often these rains of animals are attributed to severe storms, tornadoes, water spouts and related phenomena. Although the theory has not yet been proved, it holds that strong winds pick up the fish or frogs from bodies of water such as ponds, streams and lakes, carry them aloft – sometimes for miles and miles – and then drop them over land.
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    The peculiar fact that challenges this theory is this: in most cases, the rains are of one kind of animal only. It rains one species of herring, for example, or a particular kind of frog. How can this be explained? Could a powerful gust of wind be so discriminating? If the storm scooped up water from a pond, wouldn’t it rain all kinds of things one finds in a pond – frogs, toads, fish, weeds, sticks and probably beer cans?
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    http://paranormal.about.com/od/earthmysteries/a/aa071204_3.htm

  13. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Sharknado?

  14. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @goalgo

    Sadman Hussein was a Hitler admirer.

  15. Ag8O'SulMada

    Ag8O'SulMada said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know how long sunscreen has been around, but today’s Tour de France contestants need to use a lot of it during the Tour. If sunscreen was not around during the second tour, two ways of getting out of the sun, yet keep moving, are catching trains and riding in cars, preferably on the floor in the back seat, where sun rays don’t reach.

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