MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
A cat was accidentally packaged and mailed when her owner failed to see her napping in the box. Her trip was 260 miles and lasted eight days, but she survived.
- Julie Bagott was packing DVDs to send away and didn’t realize Cupcake had sneaked into the box
- The recipients of the package were shocked to see a cat included in their order
- Cupcake was identified by microchip and returned home
MINI BION EXTRAS
- Ashera cats, a crossbreed between wild cats and domestic house cats, look like small leopards and grow to 30 pounds
- In ancient Siam, when a member of royalty died, their cat was buried with them. The tomb had tunnels so the cat could come and go as they pleased
- Robert Ripley received over one million letters a year, and once received 2 1/2 million pieces in two weeks
- Four-year-old May Pierstorff was mailed to her grandparents’ house because her parents didn’t want to pay the train fare
“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.