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The Queen of England retains a champion to this day, should the crown be threatened.
11/11/2019
Dueling To The Death: Trial By Combat

The Queen of England retains a champion to this day, should the crown be threatened.

Trial by combat and judicial duels were perfectly legal mechanisms of the justice system throughout much of medieval history.

Details match the original at the microscopic level.
11/11/2019
Petrified Produce: Fruit Turned To Stone

Details match the original at the microscopic level.

While most people are familiar with petrified wood, almost any organic substance is susceptible to petrification given the right circumstances.

A huge thank you to our veterans and their families. We are grateful for you and your sacrifice, today and always. #Vete...
11/11/2019

A huge thank you to our veterans and their families. We are grateful for you and your sacrifice, today and always. #VeteransDay

The first written beer recipe is from 1800 B.C.!
11/11/2019

The first written beer recipe is from 1800 B.C.!

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out this article to learn more about the history ...
09/11/2019
Ripley’s Owns Over 40,000 pounds of the Berlin Wall

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out this article to learn more about the history and see some of the pieces that Ripley's has collected.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! was poised to collect a few pieces of the Berlin Wall after it fell.

Honeybees let out a "whoop" of surprise when they run into each other.
08/11/2019

Honeybees let out a "whoop" of surprise when they run into each other.

Proponents lovingly referred to them as Lake Bacon.
08/11/2019
Hippo Meat Nearly Became an American Food Staple

Proponents lovingly referred to them as Lake Bacon.

As U.S. meat supplies fell in the wake of bison kill-offs, a group of adventurers sought to bring hippo meat to the swamps of Louisiana.

In 2016, police offers arrested 102-year-old Edie Simms so she could cross the experience off her bucket list.
06/11/2019

In 2016, police offers arrested 102-year-old Edie Simms so she could cross the experience off her bucket list.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, only about 10 percent of city crosswalk buttons function; t...
04/11/2019

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, only about 10 percent of city crosswalk buttons function; the others are so-called "placebo buttons."

Some believers don’t share their evidence for fear of being labeled a hoaxer.
04/11/2019
Bigfoot: The True Believers Vs The Hoaxers

Some believers don’t share their evidence for fear of being labeled a hoaxer.

Even larger than the mythology of Bigfoot himself are the cultures surrounding true believers and Bigfoot hoaxers, with all kinds of drama between the two.

If you think it's a meager 3 seconds, you've been duped.
01/11/2019
Goldfish Have Much Longer Memories Than You Think

If you think it's a meager 3 seconds, you've been duped.

Does a goldfish's memory really only last a few seconds? Scientists have tested the fair-won fish and found its memory surprising.

From 1971 to 1997, the Utah State Mental Hospital hosted a haunted house using patients as reformers.
01/11/2019

From 1971 to 1997, the Utah State Mental Hospital hosted a haunted house using patients as reformers.

Drunk wasps are more likely to sting!
30/10/2019

Drunk wasps are more likely to sting!

This coal was recovered from the titanic's engine room 82 years after the ship sank.
30/10/2019
Coal Recovered From the Sunken Titanic

This coal was recovered from the titanic's engine room 82 years after the ship sank.

Combined, the engines produced 46,000 horsepower, consuming 600 tons of coal a day. In 1994, divers recovered pieces of Titanic coal.

Heavy rains in 1786 caused "The Great Pumpkin Flood," which sent pumpkins hurtling like cannonballs down the Susquehanna...
28/10/2019

Heavy rains in 1786 caused "The Great Pumpkin Flood," which sent pumpkins hurtling like cannonballs down the Susquehanna River.

Solitaire was originally put on computers to teach people how to drag and drop. Minesweeper taught left and right click.
25/10/2019

Solitaire was originally put on computers to teach people how to drag and drop. Minesweeper taught left and right click.

Mooooooove it! A car thief in Florida was apprehended by police after being cornered by a herd of cows.
23/10/2019

Mooooooove it! A car thief in Florida was apprehended by police after being cornered by a herd of cows.

Between beatings and psychological torture, they played evil Americans in propaganda films.
23/10/2019
The American Defectors Who became North Korean Movie Stars

Between beatings and psychological torture, they played evil Americans in propaganda films.

They felt so hopeless at times that they would do alarming things, such as steal government property or embark on death-defying hikes in the country.

In Ancient Greece, politicians could be voted into exile for 10 years by popular vote.
21/10/2019

In Ancient Greece, politicians could be voted into exile for 10 years by popular vote.

She was born after just 23 weeks!
21/10/2019
Baby Born The Size Of An Apple

She was born after just 23 weeks!

The tiniest baby on record, a malware-infested laptop, a 97-year-old prom queen, and the rest of the week's weird news from Ripley's Believe It or Not!

The world's oldest "yo' mama joke" is carved on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet.
18/10/2019

The world's oldest "yo' mama joke" is carved on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet.

The only person guaranteed to love your dog as much as you is your identical twin.
18/10/2019
Loving Doggos May Be Hereditary

The only person guaranteed to love your dog as much as you is your identical twin.

Genetic affection for puppers, wildly expensive pizza grease, America's last slave ship, and the rest of the week's weird news from Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Have you ever noticed a repeating order in your “shuffled” playlists?
16/10/2019
Is Shuffle Random? Why You Wouldn't Want It To Be

Have you ever noticed a repeating order in your “shuffled” playlists?

Many wonder if shuffle is random, but app developers have determined that true random just isn't random enough for their listeners,

Wallabies in Tasmania are known to cause crop circles in opium fields after getting high from eating the poppy plants.
16/10/2019

Wallabies in Tasmania are known to cause crop circles in opium fields after getting high from eating the poppy plants.

During World War II, Japan made plans to drop bombs filled with plague-infected fleas in California.
14/10/2019

During World War II, Japan made plans to drop bombs filled with plague-infected fleas in California.

The low pressure and humidity on airplanes changes the sensitivity of people's taste buds, so airline food is made sweet...
11/10/2019

The low pressure and humidity on airplanes changes the sensitivity of people's taste buds, so airline food is made sweeter and saltier than normal.

Sweet! Astronomers have found a huge cloud in deep space made up of ethyl formate, the same chemical responsible for the...
09/10/2019

Sweet! Astronomers have found a huge cloud in deep space made up of ethyl formate, the same chemical responsible for the flavor of raspberries.

The hobby of collecting sugar packets is called "sucrology."
07/10/2019

The hobby of collecting sugar packets is called "sucrology."

The U.S. Government tried to destroy a hurricane in 1947.
04/10/2019
Is Stopping A Hurricane Even Possible?

The U.S. Government tried to destroy a hurricane in 1947.

When it comes to hurricane prevention, there’s no shortage of schemes and plots to stop these deadly storms from wreaking havoc.

The Passage du Gois in France is only drive-able for about two hours a day at low tide before it is covered by 13-foot w...
04/10/2019

The Passage du Gois in France is only drive-able for about two hours a day at low tide before it is covered by 13-foot waves.

When you feel the need! There is a pecan pie vending machine in Cedar Creek, Texas.
02/10/2019

When you feel the need! There is a pecan pie vending machine in Cedar Creek, Texas.

Believe it or not!, just nine months after the horrific fire, the odditorium doors opened on June 22, 1989.
02/10/2019
Happy 30th Anniversary To Our Grand Prairie Attraction!

Believe it or not!, just nine months after the horrific fire, the odditorium doors opened on June 22, 1989.

One of the most notorious facades from Ripley's Believe It or not!, is our Taj Mahal inspired building in Grand Prairie, Texas!

These piranhas use their strong jaws to crack open seeds and nuts, rather than tear flesh.
30/09/2019
Wait, There Are Vegetarian Piranhas?

These piranhas use their strong jaws to crack open seeds and nuts, rather than tear flesh.

With their razor-sharp teeth and blood lust, piranhas have earned a reputation as violent flesh eaters, but these vegetarian piranhas are different.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag they planted on the moon was knocked over by the rocket blast of their luna...
30/09/2019

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag they planted on the moon was knocked over by the rocket blast of their lunar module as they left.

On June 13, 2018, in Qingdao, China, starfish and shellfish rained down from the sky during a storm!
27/09/2019

On June 13, 2018, in Qingdao, China, starfish and shellfish rained down from the sky during a storm!

Today’s Weinermobiles prove sleek, comfortable, and filled with hot dog hijinks.
27/09/2019
Behind-The-Scenes In The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

Today’s Weinermobiles prove sleek, comfortable, and filled with hot dog hijinks.

Nothing compares to climbing into the driver’s seat of one of the the aerodynamic, orange-yellow-and-red Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.

Under the same conditions, homemade burgers won’t decompose either.
25/09/2019
McDonald’s Food Doesn’t Rot… Or Does It?

Under the same conditions, homemade burgers won’t decompose either.

Rumors have persisted for years that McDonald's food doesn't rot, but that doesn't make it any different from most other foods under the same conditions.

The United States exports 20.4 billion dollars worth of blood a year!
25/09/2019

The United States exports 20.4 billion dollars worth of blood a year!

The strange pelt showed up in a zoologist’s office in 1799.
23/09/2019
Scientists Once Thought Platypuses Were Fake

The strange pelt showed up in a zoologist’s office in 1799.

Zoologist George Shaw was the first westerner to describe a platypus, the pelt and bill of which he was sent in 1799 from Australia.

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