Ripley's Believe It or Not
Ripley's Believe It or Not! deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. The Believe It or Not franchise started in 1918 as a newspaper cartoon panel featuring unusual, hard-to-believe facts from around the world. Conceived and drawn by Robert Ripley, the panel proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including a radio program, a television show, a chain of museums, a pinball game and a series of books. They are all owned by the company Ripley's Entertainment.