Ripley's Believe It or Not! Quiz

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What is Ripley's Believe It or Not! franchise?

A media franchise that deals in bizarre and unusual events, items, and facts

Who founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! franchise?

Robert Ripley

What is the annual attendance of Ripley's Entertainment, Inc.?

More than 12 million guests

How many cartoon panels are included in Ripley's collection?

More than 100,000

What kind of exhibits are featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums?

Shrunken heads, two-headed animals, and other oddities

What has MythBusters dubbed some of Ripley's claims as?

Myths

What has been criticized about Ripley's Believe It or Not! claims?

Inaccuracies

What is the name of the television show that Ripley's Believe It or Not! had from 1999 to 2003?

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

How many Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums are there currently around the world?

28

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an American media franchise that deals in bizarre and unusual events, items, and facts. The franchise was founded by Robert Ripley and began as a newspaper panel called "Believe It or Not." The franchise has since expanded into various formats, including radio, television, comic books, museums, and books. The collection includes 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts, and more than 100,000 cartoon panels. Ripley's Entertainment, Inc. has over 80 attractions and is a division of the Jim Pattison Group, a Canadian global company, with an annual attendance of more than 12 million guests. The syndicated feature panel was read daily by about 80 million readers at the peak of its popularity. The franchise has published numerous books containing annotated sketches from the newspaper feature, and Ripley Entertainment produces a range of books featuring unusual facts, news stories, and photographs. The franchise has been adapted into several films, TV shows, and comic books. Ripley brought "Believe It or Not" to radio in 1930, and the broadcasts varied in length and aired in numerous different formats. Ripley's broadcasts were heard on NBC, CBS, and the Mutual Broadcasting System. Ripley's collection has been displayed at several major fairs and expositions, and there are currently 28 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world. The franchise has been criticized for inaccuracies in its claims.Ripley's Believe It or Not! Myths and Legends

  • Some claims made by Ripley's Believe It or Not! have been debunked by various sources.
  • The accuracy of the claim that Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the accidental execution of 1,200 Turkish prisoners has been called into question by Snopes.
  • Ripley's reported the urban legend of Frank Tower, who supposedly survived the sinkings of the RMS Titanic, RMS Empress of Ireland, and RMS Lusitania, as factual, but this story has been debunked.
  • Ripley's has also repeated the Muhlenberg legend, which claims that German was once one vote short of becoming the official language of the United States.
  • The Discovery Channel television show MythBusters has dubbed some of Ripley's claims as "myths."
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a franchise of museums and books featuring bizarre and unusual stories and artifacts.
  • The franchise was founded by Robert Ripley in 1918.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! has over 32 museums worldwide.
  • The museums feature exhibits such as shrunken heads, two-headed animals, and other oddities.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! also has a television show that aired from 1999 to 2003 and was hosted by Dean Cain.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! continues to publish books and has a website featuring strange and unusual stories and videos.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! has been a popular franchise for over a century, entertaining audiences with its strange and unbelievable stories.

Do you believe in the unbelievable? Test your knowledge of bizarre myths and legends with our Ripley's Believe It or Not! quiz. From shrunken heads to two-headed animals, this quiz covers the strange and unusual stories featured in the franchise's museums, books, and TV show. Can you separate fact from fiction? Take the quiz and find out!

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