New Jersey’s Rachel Taylor flew to Wisconsin to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, touched Ripley’s world famous Fertility Statues and shortly thereafter became pregnant, after being told numerous times by her doctor that it was not possible. Little Maxwell Taylor celebrates his first birthday on July 31 at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Atlantic City.

Ben Muessig reports about a movement afoot in Canada to make all clowns obtain a license before they are allowed to entertain.

Abby uncovers the coolest thing we have heard about so far this summer – a solar powered bikini.

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Additional random amazements discussed this week


  • Mark Donahue of Trip Alertz talks about his company’s offer to send the first celebrity who obtains 50,000 votes into space and he says the same ride can be purchased by anyone for a bargain price of $95,000.
  • Ralf tells us all about a new Guinness World Record for skinny dipping.
  • Edward relates how fun (and bizarre) the filming was for a new video that will be played in all Ripley’s Odditoriums.
  • Tom Willis, born with no arms or hands has a major goal. He wants to throw out the first pitch at all 30 of the Major League Baseball stadiums in the U.S. He’s approaching the half way mark now.
  • Tim loses big in his Spot the Not! challenge this week. It seems his colleagues know a lot more about Moon Pies than he first thought!