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You have to keep in mind that the original Ripley's was from back in the day.
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Wow! I thought it was reliable as Guiness book of records...
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On 2009-02-08 11:52, Psychic Samurai wrote:
I will be performing at Ripley's Believe It or Not in St. Augustine on April the 18th. It is the original building that is seen on the TV show.
If you are in the area please stop by.
I will be part of a promotion there so I think that my Performance may be open to the public and possibly free. I will also be on the radio Smile


They will be giving away over $25,000.00 in loot that day ... FREE !!!!!

On the radio or online internet radio. No need to be there.
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Not is an option
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Here's a link to the links ...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=15&4

Ripley's was a FANTASTIC place !!!!!!
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Ripley did leave the loop hole of "or not" in his wording that leaves the decision to take the information to heart to the reader, but Guiness on the other hand in 100% bonified, real, and unquestionably legit.
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I really enjoyed my tour of the Ripley's on the wharf in San Francisco during my last visit. I only wish that it would have been just a bit longer or bigger. It certainly left me wanting more and thinking of how much fun the Curator must have giving his personal tours and how I need to place a visit on my life list to go to Belgium and see it all for myself.

Here in Saint Paul, MN we have a place called 'The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices" that is now in it's permanent home at the New Science Museum building. It is interesting all by itself but even more fun when the Professor is on site and showing how many of these devices were used on the people going through the exhibit.

It seems the placebo effect has been in use for a very long time and I am continually amazed at what people will believe as truth. It certainly makes my job much easier.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not book "Strikingly True" page 220. Smile I can vouch for it.
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A question for Mr. Higley
Mr. Higley, first off, a compliment, you really do look like Gepetto, one of my grandfatherly heroes when I was a child.
Now the question, there is a roadside attraction not too far from the New Mexico - Arizona border, near Dragoon, Arizona. It is called, The Thing. Is that one of your fabulous discoveries? They must have made millions of dollars with that exhibit because its been around for a lot of years and I always see the parking lot full of tourists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nizektEOGdc
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On 2010-04-04 13:12, StPaulMagician222 wrote:
I really enjoyed my tour of the Ripley's on the wharf in San Francisco during my last visit. I only wish that it would have been just a bit longer or bigger. It certainly left me wanting more and thinking of how much fun the Curator must have giving his personal tours and how I need to place a visit on my life list to go to Belgium and see it all for myself.

Here in Saint Paul, MN we have a place called 'The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices" that is now in it's permanent home at the New Science Museum building. It is interesting all by itself but even more fun when the Professor is on site and showing how many of these devices were used on the people going through the exhibit.

It seems the placebo effect has been in use for a very long time and I am continually amazed at what people will believe as truth. It certainly makes my job much easier.

k


I had a radionic instrument that was built by J.G. Gallimore that I sold for $600 about ten years ago. Those "questionable" devices are still being used today. I'm on the U S Psycotronics Assn mailing lists and the have conventions every year and they have dealers who still sell the instruments. google JG Gallimore and the U S Psychotronics for more interesting information.
Do they work? Absolutely....... ;-)
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On 2008-05-27 15:15, stoneunhinged wrote:
Something about the great wall of China and a guy named Robert Wholler.

Don't know Wholler, but the Great Wall of China urban legend is that it is the only manmade object on earth than can be seen from the moon.

Totally false - It may be several thousand miles long, but it's only 15 to 20 feet wide! If you could see something 20 feet wide from the moon, you could see just about every man-made building on earth.

An author named Henry Norman published this bit of nonsense in a book in 1904, and it's been circulating as fact since then.
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I might add that I wrote all the questions for a central Illinois "College Bowl"-type TV show, in which high school scholastic bowl teams competed. The show (which I also hosted, brag brag) ran for 25 years, and I wrote something like 50,000 questions in that quarter of a century.

And one thing I learned fast is that it is unbelievable how many "quiz" books have wrong information in them. And when a false "fact" appears in one book, it's picked up by other books and just keeps on keeping on. One author who wrote a lot of trivia books (Fred Worth) would put a few false facts in each book he wrote, so he could catch plagiarists.

I had to double-check and sometimes triple-check my questions and answers to be sure I wasn't perpetuating any myths.
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On 2008-05-27 15:15, stoneunhinged wrote:
Something about the great wall of China and a guy named Robert Wholler.

Don't know Wholler, but the Great Wall of China urban legend is that it is the only manmade object on earth than can be seen from the moon.

Totally false - It may be several thousand miles long, but it's only 15 to 20 feet wide! If you could see something 20 feet wide from the moon, you could see just about every man-made building on earth.

An author named Henry Norman published this bit of nonsense in a book in 1904, and it's been circulating as fact since then.


I'm man enough to admit that I was told this as a child and have never questioned it. Now it seems so obvious, and I feel more thna a little dumb! As for Ripley's - I loved the museum I visited, it's a must do regardless of how true everything is.
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Internet killed the wonder of it all
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I think the intertnet has just created new wonders.
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The connection between the great wall of China and Robert Whooler (not Wholler as mistakenly noted) - who was of Belgium origin and a bicycle manufacturer, by the way - is that Mr Whooler (also known as 'Coopertwix') was the first European to tricycle the Great Wall BOTH WAYS, in each direction. He did this in 1923-4. It took him 584 days.

'Coopertwix' is today the brand name of a make of European uni-cycle created by his 2nd daughter, Elizabeetha Whooler, to honour her dad; it was the nick-name she gave her father early in her life.

So, that's the story and it can be read about in Elizabeetha Whooler's (1967)autobiography - "Come Bicycling through Belgium with me". Faber, London.
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Ripley made very strong efforts to stay with facts and truth at the beginning of his long career. I believe that his reputation was genuine. I can't speak for what they have done with it today!
I really have nothing new to say, however when I do it is something to hear or read about!
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On Nov 5, 2012, jugglestruck wrote:
I think the intertnet has just created new wonders.


I read it on the internet... It has to be true!
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