Top 20 Countdown
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#10 – 200-year-old Chinese Giant Salamander
Researchers in China have discovered a 115-lb, 4.5 foot long, Chinese giant salamander in an underground cave. They estimate it to be 200 years old.
#9 The Mystery of the Mummified Sea Captain
Believe it or not, he had been dead for only seven days!
#8 – The Creepy Origins of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has become a day of flowers, candy, stuffed animals, and romance, but the origins of the holiday aren’t as rosy as you’d think.
#7 – Biohacking: A New Type of Body Modification
Biohacking, the next step in Body Modification, includes surgically implanted computer chips. (Not for the faint of heart)
#6 – The body of a Girl Found in a Coffin Under House
The body of a girl dubbed Miranda was found encased in a lead and bronze coffin buried under the garage of a San Francisco homeowner.
#5 – “Dead Cat” Taken to GSPCA Was Less than It Appeared
While out one day, someone saw a dead cat on the side of the road and decided to take it to the GSPCA. It wasn’t a dead cat.
#4 – Chernobyl’s Deadly Elephant’s Foot
There’s a structure at the heart of the Chernobyl power plant known as the Elephant’s Foot, and it can kill you in 300 seconds.
#3 – Girl Has an Ant Colony Growing Inside Her Head
Doctors have pulled over 1,000 ants out of Shreya Darji ears, but they just keep coming.
#2 – We Get the Strangest Submissions
Here at Ripley’s, it wouldn’t be a normal day if we didn’t get strange submissions. We’ve received unsolicited submissions and packages of people’s toenail clippings, belly button lint, and hair. To some, this might seem weird. To us, it’s just Tuesday as usual.
#1 – 19-th Century Surgical Illustrations Eerily Captivating
The following surgical illustrations were all made before the use of anesthetic, yet give grisly detail to the internals of the human body.