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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 03, 2014
President Woodrow Wilson kept a flock of sheep on the White House lawn to trim the grass. Sparrows are known to make their nests with discarded cigarette butts- the toxic nicotine may help prevent parasites. Mani Manithan of Tirupattur, India, has been walking backwards for 25 years in the hope of inspiring world peace.
Templo S.U.D. over 8 years ago
Is still Mani still walking backwards? His goal sure is going to take a long, long time.
Aussie Down Under over 8 years ago
Memo to Mani Manithan……….it’s never, ever going to happen.
BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member over 8 years ago
Things have gotten worse in the last 25 years.Start walking forward!
bluegirl285 over 8 years ago
Didn’t President Wilson also have the sheep shorn and the wool sold for charity, or something like that?
Red_Fez over 8 years ago
Send this comic over to ISIS… maybe they’ll laugh themselves to death.
Loijen over 8 years ago
In my humble opinion … Mani is nuts.
Captain Colorado over 8 years ago
That sparrow is no bird-brain.
Kerovan over 8 years ago
Is Mani saying peace is backwards or that the world is? Never mind. I answered my own question.
Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member over 8 years ago
The walking backwards hasn’t helped in the 25 years he’s been doing it. Time to try something else, Mani!
Mostly Water Premium Member over 8 years ago
Mani Manithan must have a permanent kink in his neck by now.
Stephen Gilberg over 8 years ago
Sheep are far from the strangest presidential pets. Other presidents have had bears, silkworms, tigers, an eagle, an elephant, opossums, a badger, a hyena, raccoons, a bobcat, a pygmy hippo, a wallaby, a duiker, and alligators.
jimguess over 8 years ago
Yes, the house sparrow – AKA English Sparrow – is a bird brain. They are the dirtiest, messiest, most gross birds on the planet. Whoever came up with the idea that they use butts to prevent parasites is a total fool.
I have cleaned house sparrow nests out of buildings for years. You need a hazmat suit to protect yourself! FILTHY!
bookworm0812 over 8 years ago
People, Mani Manithan has been walking backwards for so many years! Can’t we all just get along in light of this?
Seriously, how in the world is HIM walking backwards supposed to motivate world peace? What does one have to do with the other? It seems to me that to promote world peace, the way to do it is to be a good example of it. And if he’s trying to get everyone to walk backwards so the world will be peaceful, I don’t think that will do it.
AliCom over 8 years ago
Mani should give it up. It’s not working.
tuslog64 over 8 years ago
Wilson: Too bad the Whiz Mow hadn’t been invented yet!
tuslog64 over 8 years ago
Sparrows are very over-engineered. Some years ago, someone caught one and took a pair of scissors to its wing feathers. Tossed it up in the air, expecting it to drop to the ground and flop around.Instead, it took off like nothing had happened!
benbrilling over 8 years ago
Don’t scoff now… If Mani hadn’t been walking backwards all these years there’s no telling how bad things would be.
jack fairbanks over 8 years ago
Mani, bet you’re a real riot in the men’s room…