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!”
During earthquakes, water vaporizes inside faults, turning it to gold!
The waterwheel plant is an aquatic version of the Venus flytrap – it eats mosquito larvae, eelworms and small crustaceans.
What do former presidents George W. Bush, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan have in common? They were all once cheerleaders!
Gorillas can catch colds from humans!
In 2017, 70-year-old Chau Smith completed seven marathons in seven consecutive days, across all seven continents!
Before oyster farming became common, it was advised that people consume oysters only in months that contain the letter “R.”
The venom from a golden lancehead bite is so potent that it’s capable of melting human flesh!
Until 1950, U.S. weathermen were forbidden from using the word “tornado.”
Poison ivy and poison oak are actually part of the toxic cashew family!
Up until 2015, it was illegal to dance publicly in Japan after midnight.