Ripley’s daily fun facts cartoon was started in 1918 by Robert Ripley. The cartoon contains stories so bizarre it can only be called “Believe It or Not!”
Miles Daisher of Twin Falls, Idaho, invented “Skyaking”-Skydiving while sitting in a kayak and landing on water.
China banned pigtails in 1911! They were seen as a symbol of feudalism.
Women of the Tiwi Tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth.
When icebergs and glaciers melt, they make a fizzing noise called “Bergy Seltzer.”
In 1969, Georges Perec published “La Disparition” a 300-page novel written without the letter E!
Penguins have a gland above their eyes that converts seawater to freshwater.
Earthquakes can shorten the length of a day!
Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
Russia didn’t consider beer alcohol until 2011.
During the 1872 election, presidential incumbent Ulysses S. Grant ran against a corpse!