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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for July 27, 2021

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    Hey now Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Comic fans! Here’s one I hope you like! I feel pretty good about it if I do say so. But then I’ll laugh at pretty much anything these days as some of you have noticed ha ha.

    Terrorists kidnap two Czechs, two Irishmen, two Englishmen, and two Americans. A ransom note is sent to each respective countries’ embassy, demanding the equivalent of $25 million or they will kill the hostages. After two weeks, they receive responses from each embassy. The English, Irish, and American embassy all state that they do not negotiate with terrorists. The Czech embassy states that the money is on it’s way. After another two weeks, the terrorists have had enough of waiting. They take the hostages into a helicopter, bound and blindfolded. The terrorists throw each pair of hostages out of the helicopter. Only one pair survived. After another two weeks, the terrorists find themselves under attack by each countries anti-terror forces. There’s an exchange of gunfire but, miraculously, the terrorists are captured without any loss of life. “But how did you find us?! We killed all of your men!” one terrorist whined.“No, you didn’t.” said one of the Czech hostages.“And you didn’t get a thing from us! Everyone around the world knows two things: One, that nowadays you should always use a wire transfer, and, two, never rely on gravity. The Czechs often bounce.”

    BADABOOM and that’s my time! Come back tomorrow, same Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Comic time, same Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Comic channel! Try the quesadilla special! Silver! Out!

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    jasonsnakelover  3 months ago

    We get Killiam Went.

    May the Lord be with you.

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    Caldonia  3 months ago

    The gloves were easier to draw than hands, yet they still couldn’t manage to draw five fingers. Or pants for Donald and Porky.

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    pnemonic  3 months ago

    the gloves also gave better contrast on black+white

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    Flynn White Premium Member 3 months ago

    Whether it’s gloves, or even mittens, they’re just a good thing to have on-hand.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Strollers have gone through many iterations, along with styles of dress for the children and parents. Saw a stream-lined stripped down version carrying two small children, who watched the world pass while their very athletic mom provided the motive power. She pointed out the sights as she jogged, unlike so many who waste their valuable bonding times talking on cells.

    Why would gloves be easier to draw than fingers? They are the same basic shape. Wonder if instead, they did it as added decoration or to color coordinate.

    How is it everyone seems to accept that fiddler crabs aren’t actually playing music?

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  3 months ago

    Stradivarious is as Stradivarious does.

    Take care, may recovering Holland dairy deliveryman Hans “Pull My Finger Anyway” Sheetord be with you, and gesundheit.

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    Smokie  3 months ago

    Thanks for the memories. I saw the carriage and pulled out an old photo album of my Grandmother’s family. And, yes, there is a photo of her in her goat pulled carriage. Also one with her Pitbull nanny. She was born in 1899.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 3 months ago

    So William Kent used “bicycle wheels” on his carriage a hundred years before they were invented? lol Clever guy.

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    e.groves  3 months ago

    Those kids and their fancy strollers. They’ll never get any exercise now. Lazy twits.

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    tremaine53  3 months ago

    Absolutely SHOCKING, I tell you. Not.

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    the humorist formerly known as Hotshot1984 Premium Member 3 months ago

    “They are not kid gloves Valiant.”

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    just imagine: the sousaphonist crab

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    comixbomix  3 months ago

    I wonder if that’s how governesses came to be called “nannies”…?

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    ChessPirate  3 months ago

    The cartoon one made me think of something that bothered me about some of the early cartoons. When the characters are just standing, they aren’t just standing, they’re bobbing up and down, as though in time with music or something. So, I just looked it up and apparently it’s mainly to keep things “animated”, so the audience is always getting something “moving”…

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    Moon57Shine  3 months ago

    Have you ever noticed that cartoon or comic book characters have 4 fingers only, and no thumbs?

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    J. R. M.   3 months ago

    Are all fiddler crabs left handed? (Clawed)?

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    Artie Adams  3 months ago

    Here’s another I choose NOT to believe, as gloves and hands are exactly the same shape.

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    Stephen Gilberg  3 months ago

    Not just Disney; look at Bugs Bunny. And yet cartoon animals are also more likely than humans to go unshod.

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    Question for Stephen G: Did Donald Duck, his kids, or Scrooge McDuck wear pants? Seems I’ve seen that asked and discussed long ago but I’ve no idea what was determined. The way they were drawn left nothing to cover up did it?

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Also easier to draw 4 fingers instead of 5…

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    Cathy P.  3 months ago

    I was waiting for some kind of “Czechs in the mail…” punchline.

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    Test

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    pbr50138  3 months ago

    And shoes instead of feet?

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