The freak show has a permanent place in town. Ripley's believe it or not has a museum near rådhuset, where lots and lots of the strange, curious, mindteasing things can be seen. If you like that sort of things: Be sure t visit the Guiness Records museum at the same time, and get a discount on the ticket.
I must admit: I do not remember if this picture was taken in Ripley's or in Guiness book of records, but since he is eating metal, I'm guessing Ripley's.
Robert Ripley was born in 1893 in California and during his life travelled to an incredible 189 different countries (when there were no low-cost airlines).
Ripley was a man who thrived on all things strange. During the 1930s and 1940s, the phrase "Believe It or Not" was as popular as "Wassup" is today. He would lecturer about his travels showing films which amazed the public. He later progressed to television and now there are a chain of "Believe It or Not" museums around the world - a bit like Planet Hollywood which out the food.
The museum in Copenhagen is well worth a visit for both adults and children alike.
Ripleys Believe it or not in Copenhagen is the only Ripleys in Europe. Ripley was an American man who collected oddities. You'll see all kinds of them here, from the tallest man to a two headed sheep. From a painting made of of lint to a building made out of toothpicks.
Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum. You may have seen the TV programme, hosted by Jack Palance (i think it was Palance, correct me if I'm wrong!)
Very quirky and lots of fun :) I tried out the electric chair ... hopefully that'll be the last time I'll ever sit in one ;)
Ripley used to travel around the world looking for strange and freaky things and write about them. When possible he would take the artefacts back to the States, which are now in Copenhagen of all places :)
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