See You in St. Augustine!
Believe it or not, this is the very first Believe It Or Not! cartoon penned by Robert Ripley!
Champs & Chumps
Published on December 19, 1918, Ripley originally titled this series of 9 sketches “Champs & Chumps.”
The title was later changed, and a square of descriptive text was added on the 30th Anniversary of Believe It Or Not! in 1948.
Nearly 100 Years later
Today, 98 year later, Believe It Or Not! is still being published every day across 42 countries and in 17 languages. It is the longest running newspaper feature in history!
See You in St. Augustine, Fireballers!
Exhibit No: BION1551