Robert Ripley

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Putting popularity to the test!

Most Popular Man

Beating out President Roosevelt, champion boxer Jack Dempsey, Hollywood actor James Cagney, and auto tycoon Henry Ford (to name just a few) in 1936, Robert Ripley was deemed the most popular man in America. He won the majority of votes in a poll taken by the Boys Club of New York, which asked children whom they wanted to be when they grew up.

Putting popularity to the test!
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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!