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Amazing Science

Amazing Science

We love Science here at Ripley’s, especially when it involves amazing things like lasers, weird chemistry, and mind-blowing technology. From robots that are almost human, to a beam of sunlight that melts solid rock to the most useless machine ever made, you will find it all right here.

What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

Sensory Deprivation & R.E.S.T Perhaps you think that hallucinations only occur due to the effects of drugs or because of mental illness. As it turns out, there are a few other scenarios that could spark a hallucination in a person’s mind. One of those is sensory deprivation. It’s noisy out […]
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Every Day This Week Can Be Written The Same Forwards & Backwards

Every Day This Week Can Be Written The Same Forwards & Backwards

Calendar Palindrome If you write the date in a 5-digit month/day/year format, this entire week can be written the same forwards and backwards! Mind Blown? Then be prepared to have your mind blown ALL THE TIME! Not that Rare There are palindromes all over the place! Just pick your flavor. […]
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Incredible Macro Creepy Crawlies

Incredible Macro Creepy Crawlies

Not for Entomophobes Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated with the smaller things in life.
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The Science of Free Diving

The Science of Free Diving

30, 40, maybe 60 seconds?
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You Will Never Look At Worms the Same Way Again

You Will Never Look At Worms the Same Way Again

Creepy Crawlies Alexander Semenov is a real Renaissance Man. He has a degree in Zoology, is the Chief Diver for the White Sea Biological Station, and takes pretty kick butt underwater pictures of sea creatures. His latest series, Dark Matter, captures marine species that are rarely seen. Some animals are […]
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Awesome Snowflake Time Lapses

Awesome Snowflake Time Lapses

How does a snowflake form? Fimlmaker Vyacheslav Ivanov filmed enchanting macro videos of snowflakes forming. The effect is ethereal, stunning, and completely hooking. We made some snowflakes GIFs from the video. Enjoy.
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The Deadliest Animal on Earth!

The Deadliest Animal on Earth!

Have you ever wondered which animal is responsible for killing the most people? Perhaps a shark?  Maybe some type of snake or spider? Or maybe some sort of large land mammal like a grizzly bear or a lion? If you were thinking along those lines, then I’m sorry to disappoint, […]
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The Science of Brinicle: Ice Stalactites

The Science of Brinicle: Ice Stalactites

“They look like upside-down cacti that are blown from glass,”- Dr. Andrew Thurber Dr. Thurber had witnessed an amazing phenomenon that very few people had ever seen before.  Dr. Thurber was on a research trip in Antarctica in 2011 when he discovered something brilliantly unexpected.  What he witnessed was the […]
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The Sky is Alive!

The Sky is Alive!

From our point of view on Earth, we look up and often see a variety of birds and flying insects above us. Although that form of animal life usually stops at about 10,000 feet, there have been some sightings of bar headed geese as high as 21,000 feet. However, if […]
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Swimming Spiders?

Swimming Spiders?

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Now showing at the Arizona Science Center Ripley’s has teamed up with science centers around the country  to bring you The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, a 6,000 sq ft highly interactive traveling exhibit. Each week the staff scientists at […]
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