Tuesday, September 15, 2009

RIPLEY'S ONE MINUTE MYSTERIES



Robert Ripley scoured the world in search of the strange, the miraculous and the unbelievable -but all were documented fact. He didn't have to scam the public by making the stuff up like today's ridiculous Tabloidshe was lucky enough to begin his search when the world still had distant corners with less-changed places. Truth is stranger than fiction - and Robert Ripley searched the world over for the oddest events, the strangest characters the most unbelievable oddities. But they are all true! Believe It Or Not!

Few kids growing up in the last half century did not fall under the spell of Ripley especially after the paperback book revolution put the many reprints of the original newspaper Believe it or Nots back in bookstores for well under a dollar!

Ripley began his careen as a sports cartoonist on the New York Globe, and drew the panels that are so distinctively a part of the Believe It or Not phenomena. During his career searching out this stuff, he visited 198 countries, traveling a distance equal to 18 complete trips around the world! Talk about sore feet!

A surpised man!The show sounds like Bill Stern delivering these radio Ripley's One Minute Shorts, with two stories per short show. They are without commercials, allowing the local station to sell the spots.

Collected for the amazement of succeeding generations, these flashes of the world's wonder are still amazing. Ripley's One Minute Shorts are actually 50 seconds. Believe It Or Not!

For other seemingly unbelievable facts, see also: Passing Parade and Strange As It Seems. For other short stories, see also Strange Adventure, Incredible But True, Five Minute Mysteries and Ellery Queen Minute Mysteries.

7 comments:

marram62 said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/270164854/Ripley_s_Mysteries.rar

Rolf said...

Thanks.

marram62 said...

you're welcome......enjoy!

Richard said...

Just in time for Halloween!! This will be a welcome addition to my library of Halloween audio. Sir, I thank you for your generosity.

Timmy said...

Thank God & Greyhound for you! This is wondeful f& fullfilling. I'm so full of it all now, thanx to you...

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Did you know that In 1919 Ripley married Beatrice Roberts. He made his first trip around the world in 1922, delineating a travel journal in installments???? I think that it is so interesting, I would like to have some of his music!!22dd

Anonymous said...

Just curious if there's a new working link for this! :)