MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

In 1999, for a concert in the UK welcoming in the new millennium, a group of highly trained ferrets were used to lay cable through small tunnels under the stage.

  • Using tiny nylon harnesses, the cables were rigged up to the ferrets which were then encouraged down the tunnel entrance using meat
  • Organizers found it impossible to use rods to push the cables
  • The tiny tunnels twisted and turned around underground

MINI BION EXTRAS

  • Ferrets have been domesticated since about 3000 BCE—500 years longer than the house cat.
  • The U. S. Space Command in Colorado used a ferret to help rewire a new computerized command center.

MINI BION

“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.