|Birth Date||25 December 1890|
|Birth Place||Santa Rosa, California|
|Death Date||27 May 1949|
|Occupation||cartoonist, radio host, Ripley's Believe It or Not creator|
He spent his career traveling the world and "collecting" odd facts, curios and experiences. Having visited over 198 countries, Ripley later opened "Odditorium" Museums filled with the spoils of a life of adventure.
He died of a heart attack on May 27, 1949.