MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
In Ancient Rome, wealthy women would buy vials of sweat and dirt scraped from the skin of famous gladiators and use it as a face cream.
- The vials were for sale outside the games
- The fat from the animals fighting in the arena was also sold
- The sweat was scraped from their bodies using a tool called a strigil
- Perfumes and cosmetics were reserved for women of status
“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.