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Explore unique wonders, enter an underwater realm, and embark on your next adventure at Ripley’s — where unbelievable experiences become unforgettable family memories. It’s time to let curiosity be your guide!

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Since 1918, Ripley’s has been a world leader in family entertainment. Today, we operate more than 100 exciting attractions in 10 countries!

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Spark Your Sense of Curiosity

Get lost in a vortex of weird and wonderful stories from Ripley's!

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The Savage Tsavo Man-Eaters and the Man Who Stopped Them

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Hanging from the Teeth With The Iron Jaw, Amadeus Lopez

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Piecing Together the History of Tetris

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10 Wildly Strange Leap Year Facts That Are Absolutely True

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Looking for a good book? Try one some Florida students aren’t allowed to read… free – on us!

Share Your Unbelievable Story or Fun Fact!

Animals

The Savage Tsavo Man-Eaters and the Man Who Stopped Them

They were believed to have eaten up to 135 people.

The Savage Tsavo Man-Eaters and the Man Who Stopped Them

Animals

Could Alligators Survive in the Sewers of New York City?

The city sewer commissioner once staged a gator hunt.

Could Alligators Survive in the Sewers of New York City?

Animals

Introducing Golden Rae, the One-Eared Unicorn Dog!

Against all odds, little Rae pulled through and went on to make a full recovery – albeit, with one unique feature.

Introducing Golden Rae, the One-Eared Unicorn Dog!

Animals

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Giant Squid

Giant squids are among the world’s largest, most fascinating, and most mysterious animals. Let's dive in and learn all about the giant squid.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Giant Squid

Animals

The Untold Story of Cat Domestication

Humans haven’t done much to alter feline behavior over the millennia.

The Untold Story of Cat Domestication

Animals

Mike the Headless Chicken Will Leave You Asking “What the Cluck?”

Mike, survived 18 headless months!

Mike the Headless Chicken Will Leave You Asking “What the Cluck?”

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

People

Hanging from the Teeth With The Iron Jaw, Amadeus Lopez

This nail-biter of an act involves gripping a piece of leather between the teeth and being hoisted by rope high up into the air.

Hanging from the Teeth With The Iron Jaw, Amadeus Lopez

People

Deadly Dentures Created By The Megalo Dentist

Aside from routine fillings and cleanings, Tampa dentist, Michael Foley, creates dentures from shark teeth!

Deadly Dentures Created By The Megalo Dentist

People

The Curse of Ötzi the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman is one of the oldest and greatest mummy specimens in the world. So well preserved, perhaps, that he is still making his mark on the lives of those trying to tell his story…

The Curse of Ötzi the Iceman

People

Edgar Cayce: Tales From the “Sleeping Prophet”

From Houdini to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities clamored to Edgar Cayce for psychic readings.

Edgar Cayce: Tales From the “Sleeping Prophet”

People

Charlie McCarthy: The Dummy Only Dummies Didn't Listen To

More people listened to this dummy than listened to Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds."

Charlie McCarthy: The Dummy Only Dummies Didn't Listen To

People

Man of the Hole: Last Member of Uncontacted Tribe Dies

Technology means the inhabitants of the Earth feel closer than ever before.

Man of the Hole: Last Member of Uncontacted Tribe Dies

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Pop Culture

Piecing Together the History of Tetris

Players who game for extensive periods often begin seeing Tetris shapes in the world around them!

Piecing Together the History of Tetris

Pop Culture

Princess Leia’s Hair Was Inspired by Real Mexican Rebels

Leia herself was inspired by a Mexican rebel named Clara de la Rocha.

Princess Leia’s Hair Was Inspired by Real Mexican Rebels

Pop Culture

The Quiz Show Rigging Scandal

I'll take the quiz show scandal of the 1950's for $500 please!

The Quiz Show Rigging Scandal

Pop Culture

Ripley’s Acquires Forrest Gump’s Box of Chocolates, Among Other New Memorabilia

The prop, signed by Tom Hanks, was purchased at auction for $25,000 by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Acquires Forrest Gump’s Box of Chocolates, Among Other New Memorabilia

Pop Culture

That Time the World Ended: Our Obsession with Apocalypses

From Y2K to 2012, humans have had a history of Apocalyptic obsession.

That Time the World Ended: Our Obsession with Apocalypses

Pop Culture

Why Is Everyone Watching TV With the Subtitles On?

From mumbling actors to TikTok junkies, theories abound about the surprising prevalence of closed captioning.

Why Is Everyone Watching TV With the Subtitles On?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Vintage & Historical

10 Wildly Strange Leap Year Facts That Are Absolutely True

From leaplings with unique talents to towns throwing massive leap day parties, we're about to unravel the mysteries of February 29th. 

10 Wildly Strange Leap Year Facts That Are Absolutely True

Vintage & Historical

A Pilgrim UFO Sighting Came Long Before Roswell

They speculated that the light somehow transported them back to where they started.

A Pilgrim UFO Sighting Came Long Before Roswell

Vintage & Historical

The Train Crash That Scared the Dickens out of Charles Dickens

The tragic event that forever changed Dickens' life. Here’s what you need to know about the train crash that scared the dickens out of Charles Dickens.

The Train Crash That Scared the Dickens out of Charles Dickens

Vintage & Historical

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

From presidential pups to Billy the hippo, the White House has seen it all.

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

Vintage & Historical

The Eggnog Riot Of 1826

Everyone’s Yuletide favorite once wreaked havoc in Upstate New York.

The Eggnog Riot Of 1826

Vintage & Historical

The Early Origins of Temporary Tattoos: Hand-Painted Knees

With a shorter hemline and a blank kneecap, 1920s flappers began painting pictures on their legs.

The Early Origins of Temporary Tattoos: Hand-Painted Knees

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Places

Looking for a good book? Try one some Florida students aren’t allowed to read… free – on us!

With three Ripley’s titles removed and flagged for review in a Florida public school district, Ripley’s is offering books to all residents of the Sunshine State.

Looking for a good book? Try one some Florida students aren’t allowed to read… free – on us!

Places

All About Muang Boran, the World's Largest Open-Air Museum 

The world's largest outdoor museum occupies 300 acres just outside Bangkok – and in case you're wondering, that's about 227 football fields put together!

All About Muang Boran, the World's Largest Open-Air Museum 

Places

The Deserted Kingdom of Burj al Babas

The luxury residential town that never was.

The Deserted Kingdom of Burj al Babas

Places

The City Built Atop a Crater and Riddled with Diamonds

The city’s church alone contains about 5,000 carats worth of diamonds.

The City Built Atop a Crater and Riddled with Diamonds

Places

Hailed The Strangest House in the World: The Palace of Depression

Claiming to be guided by an angel, a mustachioed and eccentric former-Alaskan gold miner spent $4 on a four-acre junkyard, situated on swampland.

Hailed The Strangest House in the World: The Palace of Depression

Places

Ripley’s Round Trip: The Most Forbidden Places on Earth

Hop in! This week we are visiting the most forbidden places on Earth!

Ripley’s Round Trip: The Most Forbidden Places on Earth

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Food

Stuff Your Face With These Weird Food Combinations

Contrary to what your parents told you when you were young, food is meant to be played with!

Stuff Your Face With These Weird Food Combinations

Food

The Truth Behind the “Failure” of Colgate Beef Lasagna

Apparently, nobody had a craving for freeze-dried chicken and crab meat entrees created by a company best known for mint-flavored toothpaste.

The Truth Behind the “Failure” of Colgate Beef Lasagna

Food

Meat Sweats Are a Real Thing

Do you suffer from meat sweats?

Meat Sweats Are a Real Thing

Food

The Great Government Free Cheese Movement

It wasn't exactly charcuterie-worthy stuff.

The Great Government Free Cheese Movement

Food

Science Says There's Always Room for Dessert

This year when you're asked what you're thankful for, you can proudly say "ghrelin."

Science Says There's Always Room for Dessert

Food

Ripley's Guide to Non-Perishables

We taste tested dried tarantula, canned rattlesnake, and green eggs.

Ripley's Guide to Non-Perishables

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Sports

Hairculese, The Man Who Pulls Cars With His Hair

Let him know the next time your car breaks down!

Hairculese, The Man Who Pulls Cars With His Hair

Sports

Ripley's Guide to Exercise: The Strangest Workouts

We promise people will notice you.

Ripley's Guide to Exercise: The Strangest Workouts

Sports

Singing Crowd Controllers Are True Stars of Qatar's World Cup

The chants have become so catchy that some fans can’t get them out of their brains.

Singing Crowd Controllers Are True Stars of Qatar's World Cup

Sports

Vintage Football Protection Could Do More Harm Than Good

It wasn’t until 1943 that the NFL required all players to wear helmets.

Vintage Football Protection Could Do More Harm Than Good

Sports

Up Close & Peculiar: Joe Frazier’s Iconic Jockstrap

We're taking a look at what is maybe the most legendary jockstrap of all time!

Up Close & Peculiar: Joe Frazier’s Iconic Jockstrap

Sports

How Jim Thorpe Went From Olympic Athlete To Quaint Pennsylvanian Town

Jim Thorpe was one of the most successful all-around American athletes of the 20th century.

How Jim Thorpe Went From Olympic Athlete To Quaint Pennsylvanian Town

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Art & Fashion

Snoopy First Appeared in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoon

At 14 years old, Charles Schulz submitted a drawing of his dog to Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Snoopy First Appeared in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoon

Art & Fashion

Making Banksy: Millionaire Graffiti Artist’s Identity Still a Mystery

Banksy’s never been unmasked, but he keeps his agenda front and center.

Making Banksy: Millionaire Graffiti Artist’s Identity Still a Mystery

Art & Fashion

Hazy Skies In Impressionist Artwork Illustrated... Air Pollution?

It seems the industrial revolution made have had an artistic impact!

Hazy Skies In Impressionist Artwork Illustrated... Air Pollution?

Art & Fashion

An Anthology Of Ripley's Fashion

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has collected the best of the bizarre.

An Anthology Of Ripley's Fashion

Art & Fashion

How Tuberculosis Influenced Victorian Fashion

People became enamored with the physical effects of contracting the illness. Pale skin, thin waists, and flushed cheeks were seen as quite desirable.

How Tuberculosis Influenced Victorian Fashion

Art & Fashion

Mummy Brown: The Paint Color Made From Actual Human Corpses

Coincidentally, it provided the perfect color for painting flesh tones.

Mummy Brown: The Paint Color Made From Actual Human Corpses

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Science & Technology

How a Hamster Is Helping Pioneer Space Tourism

Some say this successful flight paves the way for manned flight.

How a Hamster Is Helping Pioneer Space Tourism

Science & Technology

Mood Rings: From '70s fad and '90s nostalgia to LCDs and NFTs

Mood rings used the same technology as some of our favorite modern-day devices — probably even the screen you’re reading right now!

Mood Rings: From '70s fad and '90s nostalgia to LCDs and NFTs

Science & Technology

The Surprisingly Long History of Real Flying Cars

What do Uber and the U.S. Air Force have in common? You might be surprised.

The Surprisingly Long History of Real Flying Cars

Science & Technology

Could ‘The Last of Us’ Fungus Apocalypse Happen in Real Life?

It's time we address the fungus in the room.

Could ‘The Last of Us’ Fungus Apocalypse Happen in Real Life?

Science & Technology

Why We Have Our Best Ideas In The Shower

The science behind why creativity flows in the shower!

Why We Have Our Best Ideas In The Shower

Science & Technology

Poison Control: Could Humans Become Venomous?

Scientists have discovered unbelievable human capabilities!

Poison Control: Could Humans Become Venomous?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Share Your Believe It or Not! With Us

At Ripley’s, we’re always in search of the unbelievable – maybe it’s you! Show us your talents. Tell us a strange story or a weird fact. Share your unbelievable art with us. Maybe even sell us something that could become a part of Ripley’s collection!
 
Remember: A Believe It or Not! is something incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true. It sparks curiosity, strikes intense emotions, and curates a sense of wonder for the weird world around us!

Seeing is Believing

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Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

March 1, 2024

Cartoon of the Day

Nearly every year, locals of Wisconsin's Chippewa Flowage use gas-powered boats to push back floating bog islands.

Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

Robert Ripley began the Believe It or Not! cartoon in 1918. Today, Kieran Castaño is the eighth artist to continue the legacy of illustrating the world's longest-running syndicated cartoon!