By Kyle James  |  08-25-2018   News
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December of 2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and we thought what better way to celebrate than to compile the top ten most shocking things to ever appear on the show. I'm warning you now if you have a queasy stomach this might be a rough ride…

The media empire built by creator Robert Ripley started as a newspaper cartoon and snowballed into everything from books, to TV shows and "odditoriums" where you could see the most bizarre offerings Ripley has ever found. The 100th anniversary will also be marked this year by the release of its latest book, "A Century of Strange". Here are ten of the top most weird and disturbing oddities contained in the upcoming release.

1. I'll start the list off with the mildest of the oddities but I warn you things will escalate quickly! This first oddity is a 3D Graffiti by Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith, I'm guessing you would have to see it in person to truly appreciate it.

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2. It's getting nasty real quick, number two is a steaming bowl of bat soup which are popular in Asian and Pacific Rim countries. This particular restaurant in Palau, Micronesia prefers to serve them in a giant bowl of broth. Wouldn't it be difficult to swallow fur?

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3. This one may not be so obvious, but it is a two-headed shark fetus discovered off the coast of the Florida Keys. Apparently, they are very rare because this one sold for $10,600 on eBay!

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4. Nope, nope, nope! This girl's selfie doesn't need much explaining. Ashley Glawe of Portland, Oregon, got her pet snake caught stuck in her gauged earlobe. If you either had to cut your earlobe to get the snake free or had cut the snake in half, which would you choose?

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5. Who keeps hair clippings? Oh, Steven Warden does. Warden owns a hair salon in Cambridge, Ohio and has been gluing his client's hair into a giant ball for two years now. The disgusting fuzz ball weighs 96 pounds.

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6. If you guessed that giant blob is a 140-pound cyst you'd be right. This woman's incredible story of having the largest cyst ever removed from a person before was documented in this photograph. Removed along with the cyst was 40 pounds of excess skin.

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7. No this isn't a visual effects project or a scene from Alien, this is an actual fly that feeds on the blood of bats. And you thought bats were the vampires. Entomologist and photographer Piotr Naskrecki took the bizarre photo while working on a biodiversity survey in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park.

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8. No, this image has not been altered in any way, this is Los Angeles-based dancer Solto Esengulov actually standing on his head. Some of his incredible dance tricks include flipping onto his head, making his shoulder blades bulge out of his back, and some other weird stuff to do with his moving his abdomen and even his rib cage up and down.

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9. This next oddity comes from a Colorado artist named Michael Papadakis who uses mirrors and magnifying glasses to create art. The mirrors and magnifying glasses concentrate the suns heat which he uses as a brush to burn images into wood. This form of art even has a name, "heliography".

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10. Lastly, we have an actual human head preserved in a glass jar. The owner of this noggin is a serial killer named Diogo Alves. The sick killer took the lives of 70 people in a three-year period. He was eventually caught and executed and now you can see his head on display at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Anonymous No. 35042 1535182208

The head is incredible, it looks like he could just start talking. It looks alive!

Anonymous No. 35057 1535186715

Damn son. That's the first time I've ever seen a sterilely-draped wheel barrow!

Anonymous No. 35058 1535186788

Just thought of something, a pedo retirement home with racks of jars with the heads of convicted kiddie diddlers. Open th the public of course and browsable online for the pedos in training. The kid porn they seek could be replaced with pics of heads of like minded sickos. And for the video enthusiast they get spammed with the actual canning process.

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