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!”
In 1954, Ann Hodges of Alabama was struck by a meteorite the size of a grapefruit, and lived!
Black widow spider silk was used to make crosshairs during World War II!
Nepenthes attenboroughii – a type of pitcher plant found in the Philippines – can digest still-living rats whole!
Penicillin does not kill bacteria – it prevents it from reproducing!
The Mars rover Opportunity is older than the average American car!
Silly string is used to detect tripwires during military operations!
All giant pandas in captivity are officially owned by China.
Ladybugs bleed from their knees when threatened.
Some birds can nap mid-flight!
Prince Midnight of Tampa, Florida, created a “skelecaster” guitar allegedly from his uncle Filip’s remains.