ORLANDO (June 17, 2013) – Believe It or Snot, we have a story this week about a person who just thought he had a runny nose, but that run-off proved a little more critical than the common every-day drippage. It was brain fluid! We also hear from Chad Lewis who reports on one of the [...]Read more
ORLANDO, (June 3, 2013) – What does the Cardiff Giant and the Feejee Mermaid have in common? They are both major deceptions that have fooled millions over the years. This week on Ripley Radio, we begin a four-part series on the art of the hoax as we interview Jim Murphy, author of the new book, [...]Read more
Boxing Chimps, Flying Squirrels & the New Jersey Devil – all on March 5 Episode of Ripley Radio – an On-Demand Oddcast
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 5, 2012) – This year contains the most Friday the 13th occurrences possible in one calendar year – three. And to make things even more daunting for those with Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) is that they are exactly 13 weeks apart! This week on the Ripley Radio Worldwide Oddcast, we [...]Read more
Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz’s First Sketch Published 75 Years ago this Month as Part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoon
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2012) – When most people think of the legendary cartoonist Charles Schulz, they of course think of Peanuts. But Schulz’s first published drawing wasn’t Peanuts; his creation was actually part of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon.Read more
Sword Swallowing, Ripley’s Historic Cartoon & 101 Marriages to the Same Spouse – All on the Feb. 13 Episode of Ripley Radio
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2012) – Believe It or Not! David and Lauren Blair of Nashville, Tenn., have married each other 101 times! The couple joins Ripley Radio this week to discuss their love for each other and share some of the weirder vow exchanges the two have made: ranging from several at Hard Rock [...]Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2009) – “Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast,” continues the weirdness this week as hosts Tim O’Brien, Edward Meyer and Marcia Pikel, delve into the world of non-mainstream and bizarre art.
From road splats to huge balloon figures to Ripley’s historic Believe It or Not! cartoon, Episode Two takes a look at [...]Read more
How a single cartoon evolved into a global empire based on the weird, wacky and bizarre.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2008) – Ninety years ago this month, a young Robert Ripley pondered how to fill the space assigned to him as an illustrator for the New York Globe. Little did he know, the choice he was [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 14, 2007) – Attendees at the Licensing International Expo 2007 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, June 19-21, will have a unique opportunity to become part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! history!
Ripley’s Official Illustrator Will Personalize Believe It or Not! Cartoons of Attendees
On Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 [...]
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoonist To Be Featured Speaker at Cartoonist Society Meeting in St. Petersburg
Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2006) – The illustrator of the world’s longest running daily cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be the featured speaker when the Florida Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society gather for its annual conference for the first time in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 6-8 at the Bayfront Hilton. Graziano [...]Read more
Orlando, Fla. (May 30, 2005) – John Graziano is the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not official cartoonist and will be at the Ripley’s booths #3813-3815 at Book Expo America on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4th from 10am-2pm. People who come to the booth can get their face drawn on an existing BION by [...]Read more