Believe It or Not!
Inside Ripley’s World

Inside Ripley’s World

We pull the curtain back a little to give you a glimpse inside the world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! You get a front row seat to all the new exhibits that come in to our warehouse before they even get to a museum, walk inside the F/X department to see how wax figures some to life, or take a peek inside Ripley’s awesome books!

Bone Jewelry

Bone Jewelry

Columbine Phoenix from Somerville, Massachusetts, makes jewelry from human bones. Among her creations are an earring with a middle finger bone, a necklace from five fingertip bones and a necklace from a hand bone. She obtains the bones from universities and medical schools, and always uses hand bones because they […]
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Record-holding diver in 'Ripley's' book!

Record-holding diver in ‘Ripley’s’ book!

Groveland native and 10-year scuba instructor Allen Sherrod, 45, may soon be making his way onto the bookshelve, believe it… or not. That’s because he is featured in the pages of “Download the Weird;” the latest book published by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for a world record he broke […]
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Your uploads! Squeezed Shoulders

Your uploads! Squeezed Shoulders

Joshua Carter from Leesburg, Georgia, can touch his shoulders together in front of his chest, but don’t try this yourself. Joshua was born without collarbones, which means that he has hypermobile, or double-jointed, shoulders. The collarbone normally forms a strut between the shoulder blade and the breastbone, and is the […]
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Eye Poppers

Eye Poppers

Brothers Hugh (left) and Antonio Francis from Essex, England, can pop their eyes out of their sockets. Antonio, who has been able to do this since childhood, has demonstrated his eye-boggling skill on Britain’s Got Talent and in a music video for electropop act Hot Chip. Download The Weird features […]
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The Fence Post Review

The Fence Post Review

This year, you’ve promised yourself that your hand is going to be in the air as much as possible. Your teacher asks for volunteers, up it goes. There’s an oral quiz, your hand is waving over your head. And if there’s a question you really know the answer to, you […]
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Bat soup

Bat soup

Fruit bat soup is a delicacy on the Micronesian island of Palau. Frozen bats are taken from the freezer and cooked whole–complete with fur, wing membranes and feet–before being ripped apart by hand and eaten. The fur can be chewed until the musky taste has been sucked out of it. […]
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Chinese Treat

Chinese Treat

The slippery sluglike marine creature the sea cucumber (or sea rat) is a popular delicacy in Chinese cooking. It is considered and aphrodisiac an is used in medicine to treat everything from high blood pressure in humans to joint pain in pot-bellied pigs. The dried ovary of the sea cucumber […]
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Examiner.com Review

Examiner.com Review

Ripley’s ‘Download the Weird’ boldly goes where no book has gone before (Photos)…… Imagine the personality conflict that ensues when the two-faced cat, Frank and Louie, sets its mind on something. Picture a woman making artwork from her own vomit. Better yet, hop on board with Norman, the scooter dog, […]
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Tasteful Hotel

Tasteful Hotel

During the holiday season in December 2011, the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, put on display a gingerbread house of epic proportions. Constructed out of 7,500 home-baked gingerbread bricks and 1,200 lb (544 kg) of royal icing, the 23-ft-high (7-m) house was decorated with 650 lb (295 kg) of […]
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Your Uploads! Gum Sculpting....

Your Uploads! Gum Sculpting….

Chris Antes of Cleveland, Ohio, sent in this picture of gum that he has sculpted into a dolphin! He has sculpted more than 250 different shapes–including animals, vegetables, fruit and body parts–without using his hands. Instead, the Gum Man, as he is known, molds the gum into the desired shape […]
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