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!

Extreme Planking

Extreme Planking

Planking is a worldwide craze that has taken off dramatically in recent years due to plankers posting their images on the internet. The phenomenon involves participants lying face down in unusual locations with their hands touching the sides of the body–mimicking a wooden plank–while someone else takes a picture of […]
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Suburbia Unwrapped Review

Suburbia Unwrapped Review

My kids are fascinated by random trivia. We have apps on my iphone that keep them entertained for hours in the car just learning about weird facts. They are also passionate readers and enjoy an odd assortment of books both fiction and non fiction. So, when I got the chance […]
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EGGSERCISE!

EGGSERCISE!

Darryl Learie of Alberta, Canada, is able to complete one-armed push-ups on the top of a raw egg, without smashing it. Incredibly, Darryl’s record stands at 11 repetitions before the egg finally gave way. Darryl explains that the arched top and bottom of the shell enable the egg to withstand […]
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Dancing Balloon

Dancing Balloon

Australian entertainer Bruce Airhead uses a voice-activated vacuum cleaner to inflate a 6-ft (1.8-m) balloon–and then he slides his entire body inside, bit by bit, and starts dancing. As a final twist, although he enters the balloon wearing only lycra shorts, he emerges through the burst balloon fully dressed as […]
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Inspired by Savannah Review

Inspired by Savannah Review

Ripley Publishing will again WOW! readers with its latest annual, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Download the Weird, an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from around the world But there’s a new twist to Download the Weird—readers can actually download the weird. The brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! […]
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What A Mouthful!

What A Mouthful!

RIPLEY’S WEIRD RECORD: On July 4th, 2011, Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya, a teacher from Mumbai, India, set a new world record by fitting 800 drinking straws into his mouth at the same time and keeping them there for 30 seconds. Download The Weird features incredible people such as The Odd Couple […]
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Benji's visit to Ripley's!

Benji’s visit to Ripley’s!

Benji Williams of Los Angeles, California, has been making rubber-band balls since he was six. He went to Orlando, Florida, on vacation to visit Ripley’s warehouse to see the world’s biggest rubber-band ball, made by Joel Waul and weighing 9,432 lb (4,282 kg). Benji’s ball is already well over 100 […]
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5 Minutes For Books Review

5 Minutes For Books Review

Ok, I realize this is a little strange. For me. Perhaps slightly out of character. Maybe just a little. (Then again, maybe not.) But I really am morbidly fascinated by Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Apparently they now know this of me because they send me their books unsolicited. I […]
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Hangar Home- YOUR UPLOADS!

Hangar Home- YOUR UPLOADS!

Joe Pires of Geneva, Florida, has a home with a stunning trick up its sleeve; it doubles as a hangar large enough to fit an airplane. The facade of the building hinges electronically to reveal a large hangar for various flying craft. Joe can jump into a gyrocopter or microlight […]
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Sinking Feeling

Sinking Feeling

Love, Love, a boat created by French artist Julien Berthier, floats at a constant 45-degree angle to give the impression that it is sinking. Berthier split an abandoned 21-ft-long (6.5-m) yacht, sealed it with fiberglass, repositioned the keel, built a new seat and put two electrical motors underneath the vessel […]
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