Robert Ripley

First Cartoon Ripley Publishing National Anthem Step Right Up Snoopy's Debut Most Popular Man Around the World World Firsts undefined undefined

The original streamer — captivating millions!

World Firsts

Robert Ripley made his official foray into the world of radio with NBC in the 1930s. Cementing his extensive career in broadcast, he even earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Among many peculiar media firsts, he was the first to broadcast underwater with his Marineland stunt in St. Augustine, Florida, on February 23, 1940. He milked a porpoise on-air and then spoke from inside his diving suit while feeding sharks!

The original streamer — captivating millions!
Swirling Pinstripe backdrop
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!