Robert Ripley

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Ripley's first Odditorium opened in 1933.

Step Right Up

The first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! opened at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. The “Odditorium” saw an astounding two million visitors. Inside were dozens of Ripley’s famous cartoons, live performers, and hundreds of strange and exotic artifacts Ripley acquired from his worldly travels.

Ripley's first Odditorium opened in 1933.
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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!